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Road Rage Rising

Have you experienced road rage while driving? If so, you're not alone. Road rage behaviour includes rude gestures, verbal insults, deliberately driving in an unsafe manner or making threats. A recent survey indicated one in three Canadian drivers engage in road rage behaviour, commonly triggered by distracted drivers, tailgaters, cutting people off, taking up two…
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Disguised Cops Catch Distracted Drivers

Police in Marietta, Georgia are going undercover as construction workers to nab distracted drivers texting, using social media or checking email behind the wheel. Officers are close enough to drivers to see exactly what they’re doing on their phones. The disguised cops pretend to radio in survey information at a busy intersection to catch distracted…
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80% Of Canadian Drivers Feel Road Rage

No matter how mild your manners are, driving has a tendency of bringing out the worst in us. Nearly 80% of Canadians admit to driving behaviour that could be deemed as road rage according to a Kanetix study. The poll suggests: 40% of drivers use profanity during traffic. 20% of drivers tailgate while driving Drivers…
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How Motorists Can Protect Cyclists on the Road

A drunk motorist struck and killed a cyclist in Toronto this week. According to the Montreal Gazette, this incident comes two weeks after Toronto architect and cyclist Roger du Toit died following a collision with a SUV. The Canadian Institute for Health Information noted that Canadian cyclists injured in motorist accidents resulted in 3,155 emergency…
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Defiant Left Lane Drivers Face Heavy Fines

BC Drivers clogging highway passing lanes will face hefty fines and penalties. "Drivers who won't move over can impede traffic and contribute to crashes. This new rule makes it clear who should travel in the left lane, and when, promoting safety on our highways," said Transportation Minister Todd Stone in a CBC article. “It’s going…
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Do You Video Chat While Driving?

According to an AT&T survey, 70% of people use their smartphone while operating a motor vehicle. But the New York times says Some People Do More Than Text While Driving: 40% of drivers are taking selfies and shooting videos. 40% of drivers visiting social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter. Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn. 30%…
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Dangerous Season Ahead for Pedestrians

Last month I wrote about how 2014 has been the safest year on record for pedestrians in Vancouver. With darker, rainier days ahead, this could soon change. According to ICBC, pedestrian-related collisions increase by 76 percent between November and January. In Vancouver, there were 30,066 reported collisions involving pedestrians between 2005 and 2010, an average of 511…
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