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David McCormick

David McCormick

About David McCormick

David joined Slater Vecchio in May 2013. He began his legal career as a criminal prosecutor where he was involved in cases involving dangerous driving, driving without due car and attention, impaired driving, and more.

Vancouver Seawall safety
April 28, 2017
Let’s All Share the Seawall
Like cherry blossoms and daffodils, every spring in Vancouver sees the return of something truly spectacular – thousands of people out enjoying the Seawall. But 30 kms of seaside trails can result in conflicts between people wheeling it and people heeling it. Cyclists, rollerbladers, pedestrians, and joggers need to share the Seawall and follow the…
is red light texting illegal
January 27, 2017
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…
distracted driving is deadly
November 22, 2016
Distracted Driving Deaths Increase
Compared to decades ago, our roads and highways are safer. We’ve added more safety features to our cars, build them to be more crash-proof, and have safer infrastructure. The majority of people are wearing their seatbelts and the message about not drinking and driving has been gaining traction. But then the cellphone came along and…
driverless car crash
August 5, 2016
Driverless Tesla in Fatal Crash
There are as many as 11,000 motor vehicle accidents every day in North America. But one accident this past May wasn’t your typical car crash. It was the first time someone died while using driverless technology. A 40 year-old Florida man was killed when the Autopilot feature in his Tesla failed to recognize an oncoming truck.…
Apps for drunk driving
May 31, 2016
Can Technology Curb Drunk Driving?
There are two things you should never mix with driving: drinking and your cellphone. But is it possible that your phone can actually help eliminate the risks of drinking and driving? There is an app for that! And a few other ways that technology can prevent you from driving while impaired. In Canada, drivers are…
cycling death
January 11, 2016
Cyclist Killed in Bizarre Accident
The Vancouver Sun, a Vancouver cyclist was killed after being struck in the head by a heavy object. The incident took place at the Vancouver Seawall, and it's believed the large object was thrown from a garbage can. In a news release, The Vancouver Police describe a "strange set of circumstances" that led to the…
revolights
November 9, 2015
Smart Brake Lights
According to Transport Canada, 34% of fatally injured Canadian cyclists are killed by vehicles at night. A new bike lighting system designed by Revolights could give night cyclists the visibility that might save their lives.  The Revolights Lighting System includes Four rings with LEDs, two white and two red, along with a removable rechargeable battery.…
June 11, 2014
Is CrossFit Safe?
According to its creators, CrossFit is a “strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.” And yet it’s now a mainstream regimen that has taken the fitness world by storm. Anyone willing to endure the…
April 16, 2014
Deadly Ignition Switch Leads to Massive GM Recall
Imagine you’re driving the speed limit on a busy highway when your car’s power is suddenly cut. You fight to stay in your lane as the road bends right. You are unable to apply the brakes. You cross the centre line of the highway barely avoiding a head-on collision with an oncoming car. Now imagine…
December 2, 2013
First Aid for Head Injuries
The New York Times recently published an article on first aid for head injuries. It's worth a review. What is a Head Injury? A head injury is any trauma to the scalp, skull, or brain. The most common head injury is a concussion, where the brain is shaken inside the skull. Other head injuries include…