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Signs of PTSD after a Car Accident

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common mental health problem suffered by people following a serious car accident. Knowing what to look for and how to get help can make a big difference in your recovery. The Canadian Mental Health Association defines PTSD as a mental illness following exposure to a traumatic situation involving death…
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Why ‘Nice’ Isn’t Always Right on the Road

When is being nice and courteous not always the right thing to do? When you’re on the road. Waving something through traffic or a busy intersection at the wrong time can cause injury or worse. And it makes no difference whether it’s another driver, a cyclist, or a pedestrian. Following the rules of the road…
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Lowering Canada’s Blood-Alcohol Limit?

Drinking and driving remains a serious problem in Canada. Drunk drivers kill nearly 1,500 and injure another 63,000 in crashes each year. The federal government wants to reduce those numbers by lowering the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) permitted under current law. As it stands now, if you have more than 80 milligrams of alcohol…
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Crash Course for BC Drivers

In BC there is a car crash nearly every 2 minutes. It’s costly and can be devastating for some families. Just last year, ICBC paid out nearly $4 billion in injury and vehicle damage claims. And the year before, 300 people died on our roads. If you think things are getting worse, you’re right. ICBC…
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Keep Your Feet off the Dash

Whether it’s a short or a long trip, being a passenger in a car can leave you a bit restless. Thinking about kicking back and putting your feet up on the dashboard? There’s only one word of advice for that thought: don’t! Audra Tatum from Georgia thought nothing of it. That was before the crash…
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What is Distracted Driving?

According to ICBC, distracted driving was involved in of one in four deaths on BC roads – 78 people die each year because someone wasn’t paying attention to the road. But what is distracted driving? It’s any activity that takes your attention away from the road while you’re operating a vehicle. This includes things like…
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What is the Textalyzer?

If you’re drinking and driving and get pulled over, the police will likely ask you to provide a Breathalyzer sample to determine the level of alcohol in your blood. But what if you’re texting while driving? Get ready for the Textalyzer. Advances in technology are making it possible to determine whether or not a driver…
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What Else Counts as Distracted Driving?

Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous things you can do, but it’s not the only distraction hurting and killing people on our roadways. Many of us think we’re champions at multi-tasking and that driving is just a minor inconvenience while you’re doing other things. It’s not. Driving requires your full attention. But…
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Talk To Your Kids about Distracted Driving

Snapchat, HipChat, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, good ol’ texting – we get it! There’s an endless array of ingenious apps out there to let people connect and communicate from their smartphones and your kids are probably using most of them. But one place where smart apps are just plain stupid? When you’re behind the…
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Don’t Mess with Texting and Driving

Texting and driving is a world-wide problem and it’s killing us. Our devices have gotten smarter, but what about people? Too many of us continue to text while driving and the results are senseless and tragic. You don’t mess with Texas, and as one driver in the Lone Star State learned the hard way you…
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