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May.17.2016
Road Safety a Priority for Graduation
Graduation Safety Vancouver
Grade 12 students across British Columbia are anxiously counting down the final weeks of the academic calendar and their high school years. No doubt, graduation is a milestone in a young person’s life – a time filled with great anticipation and celebration. Whether it’s the prom or the parties or the graduation ceremony itself, it’s…
May.12.2016
Neurologist Tackles NFL Brain Injuries
NFL Football Brain Injury Conidi
There’s no denying that the NFL has a serious issue with concussions. After years of trying to sweep it under the rug, they’ve since come around to establishing procedures for dealing with concussed players. But what about the NHL? Is the group that governs the professional league of Canada’s most loved sport playing in the…
May.10.2016
Is Your Open House a Safe House?
Open House Safety
A man trips and falls in a hole on a driveway and seriously injures himself. He sues the homeowner. The homeowner argues that the hole had been there for years and no one had tripped before. The court rules that, even though the likelihood of injury was small, it did not diminish the danger. The…
April.25.2016
Drug Driving Suit
Ford has created a ‘Drug Driving Suit’ that simulates the effect of driving while under the influence of illegal drugs. The suit uses ankle weights, padding, goggles, and headphones to demonstrate the physical effect of driving after taking drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin, MDMA or LSD. It simulates slowed reaction time, distorted vision, hand…
April.13.2016
Distracted Driver Banned From Driving
A BC driver who received 14 distracted driving tickets in five years is now prohibited from driving in BC. The Richmond RCMP first encountered the driver in early March when she almost collided with a police car. The officer was surprised to find 12 previous distracted driving convictions.  The following week the same driver was…
April.5.2016
Police Nab Distracted Drivers
Police officers are taking a bird’s eye view to catch you on your hand-held electronic devices. The West Vancouver Police and North Vancouver RCMP disguised themselves as city workers to spot drivers using their electronic devices. They issued 42 tickets in one day. “It’s not worth it to actually drive your vehicle and be distracted…
March.24.2016
Consequences of Distracted Driving
consequences of distracted driving
In 2010 BC banned the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving. Despite crackdowns, distracted driving remains a serious problem. Chief Constable Neil Dubord stated, "BC drivers know it's against the law, but far too many still make excuses for their behaviour, and put themselves and others at risk by using their phone while driving."…
March.24.2016
Slater Vecchio Partners with MADD
Slater Vecchio is honoured to be a proud sponsor of MADD Metro Vancouver. MADD strives to stop impaired driving across Canada. In addition to offering support services to victims, MADD educates the public about the dangers of impaired driving. Slater Vecchio partner, James Richards, will be working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to support upcoming…