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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…
talk to teens about distracted driving
April 25, 2017
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…
legalizing marijuana in Canada driving dangers
April 18, 2017
Driving and Marijuana: A Dangerous Combination?
A recent study in BC showed that among frequent marijuana users, 80% of men and 75% of women admitted to driving after consuming marijuana in the previous month. While some will claim they are “better drivers” when they’re high, evidence says otherwise. According to that same study “acute marijuana use approximately doubles the rate of…
preventing sport concussions in kids
April 11, 2017
Helping Kids Recover from Sports Concussions
You’re in the stands cheering on your kid as he or she is playing their favourite sport, when suddenly, they take a hard hit to the head. You panic, rush to the sidelines, and make sure they are alright. Checking for signs of a possible concussion, you and the coach agree to remove your child…
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…