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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…
biking in the rain safety
January 31, 2017
Bike Safety for Rainy Days
Vancouver is becoming as well-known for its cycling culture as it is for its rain. But what happens when the two intersect? Yes, slick roads and cold, wet commutes are part of it. But just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you have to lock up your bike for the season. We have an extensive network…
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…
concussion breakthrough research
January 20, 2017
3 Recent Concussion Breakthroughs
Concussions are mysterious to many of us but medical science is getting better at understanding how to test, treat, and aid recovery from them. Here are three recent breakthroughs you should know about – two of them from right here in Canada. New blood test for concussions A Canadian team of researchers have made a…
icy sidewalk clearing fault blame
January 17, 2017
Clearing Up Icy Sidewalks
Unusually cold weather causes an equally unusual problem in Metro Vancouver – icy sidewalks. With the risk of people slipping and falling, this also poses some legal questions. Who is responsible for clearing sidewalks? And by when? All of the local municipalities have bylaws covering this. In Vancouver, Richmond, Port Coquitlam, and Maple Ridge sidewalks…
ski safety tips
January 10, 2017
Be Safe on the Slopes
From Whistler to Silverstar and all resorts and slopes in between, BC is a skier’s and snowboarder’s paradise. Unfortunately, all that shreddin’ and swooshin’ can lead to some severe injuries. Every year, over 5000 Canadians are seriously hurt in skiing and snowboarding accidents across the country. So whether you’re riding hard through 7th Heaven or…
safe 2017
December 31, 2016
7 Resolutions for a Safe 2017
Every new year means new resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, saving money, or spending more time with loved ones, it’s good to start the year with new goals. But if you’re tired of the old clichéd goals or don’t want to have to fight the January lineups at the gym, we have seven ideas that…