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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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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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Are Distracted Driving Laws Tough Enough?

Marc Garneau was the first Canadian in space, but now as the federal Minister of Transport, he’s blasting off again – this time against distracted driving in this country. Just recently, Garneau came out in support of creating a consistent set of rules and penalties for distracted driving from coast to coast, especially when it…
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Stopping Distracted Driving on the Job

Mobile technology makes it so much easier to stay connected to your work no matter where you are. But one place where it can hurt more than help is when you’re behind the wheel of a car. Wherever you may work, a smartphone keeps you in touch with your team, on schedule, and knowing where…
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Stop Red Light Texting

It’s just one text at a red light, right? I’m fully stopped so no harm, right? If you think this way, you’re wrong! A survey conducted by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) found that one third of all Canadians have texted while stopped at a red light. Distracted driving is dangerous and even if you’re…
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7 Resolutions for a Safe 2017

Every new year means new resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, saving money, or spending more time with loved ones, it’s good to start the year with new goals. But if you’re tired of the old clichéd goals or don’t want to have to fight the January lineups at the gym, we have seven ideas that…
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