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texting and driving dangers
April 7, 2017
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…
safe driving in rain
April 4, 2017
Safe Driving on Rainy Days
Rain, rain, go away – right? But this is British Columbia, so we live with it. To make our lives safer and better when our rain forest cities live up to their “Wet Coast” reputation, approaching rainy roadways takes a different skillset than the during the drier days of summer. Here are a few things…
teaching kids to drive
March 28, 2017
Teaching Your Kids to Drive
Handing the car keys over to your teenaged son or daughter is a rite of passage in many families. For some parents, it’s a sad moment. Can you believe they’re actually old enough to drive? And for others, it’s a joyous occasion. Finally, someone else to run errands or pick up grandma at the airport…
backcountry safety
March 17, 2017
Packing for Safe Backcountry Skiing
Winter in the backcountry – scenic, pristine, natural, epic, adventurous. But it can also be a dangerous place, especially when there’s a risk of an avalanche. With so much terrain to explore here in our own backyard, it is tempting to venture off the grid, but if you do, make sure you’re prepared. Earlier in…
texting and driving canada
March 14, 2017
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…
danger of left turns
March 10, 2017
Why You Should Avoid Left Turns
There's something you do all the time and it's costing you time, money, and energy – as well as putting you in harm’s way. Left turns! They're more trouble than you think and that’s why UPS drivers avoid them as much as possible. UPS knows a thing or two about driving. Every day, they deliver…
time change drowsy drivers
March 7, 2017
Don’t Crash over Time Change
Daylight saving time is coming. That means a little more sunshine at the end of the day but a little less sleep for some. And when you put a bunch of tired drivers behind the wheel of a car, you have a dangerous recipe for accidents and crashes. When that clock springs forward, we gain…
safe winter activities
February 28, 2017
Winter Activity Safety Tips
Outdoor winter activities are getting more and more popular. Certainly, the legacy of the 2010 Olympics provided our region with great facilities and a heightened love for all things winter. Whether you’re into downhill or cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, skating, or any other wintery activity, there’s much to do. But there’s also much to…
texting and driving for work
February 21, 2017
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…
driving with a concussion
February 15, 2017
Is Driving with a Concussion Safe?
If you’ve ever had a concussion, you know recovery takes a while. It can be hard to think clearly or perform some routine functions for some time. So what about driving? New research is showing that in many cases, driving after a concussion is a dangerous idea. Researchers at the University of Georgia have found…