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Category Archives: Motorcyclists

Car Accident Check List
August 29, 2019
Car Accident Checklist
What to do if you are in a car accident in B.C. In a split second, your average commute could take a drastic turn if you are involved in a car accident. At Slater Vecchio we want you to be well equipped to handle this situation calmly and effectively. The time immediately following an accident…
other driving distractions
May 5, 2017
What Else Counts as Distracted Driving?
Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous things you can do, but it’s not the only distraction hurting and killing people on our roadways. Many of us think we’re champions at multi-tasking and that driving is just a minor inconvenience while you’re doing other things. It’s not. Driving requires your full attention. But…
Motorcycle safety month
May 3, 2017
Kicking Motorcycle Safety into Gear
Spring is here and for motorcycle fans, it’s time to head out on the highway and look for adventure. But no biker wants a collision to ruin the fun. That’s why May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. As bikers get set to kick start the season, it’s a good time for all of us to…
Motorcycle awareness month
May 19, 2016
Be Biker Aware this Motorcycle Season
Did you know that May is Motorcycle Awareness Month? Reading some of the headlines around the province and across the country, though, you might not think that was the case. The month has tragically been marked by a number of deadly accidents. Warmer, sunnier weather brings out the bikers and that means we all need…
dashcam teen crashes
April 1, 2015
Dashboard Camera Captures Teen Distracted Driving
Laughing with friends, singing along to their favorite songs, chattering on their cell phones – typical teenage life recorded on video moments before a fatal or near-fatal car accident. Statistics confirm distracted driving is the leading cause of teen car accidents, but how do we really know? Who’s to say exactly what these teenagers were…
December 31, 2014
New Year’s Resolutions to Keep
                                Start off the New Year with Resolutions for a safer 2015: I will not use my mobile device while driving: It’s time to put your phone down while driving. No message is more important than someone’s life. I will…
November 20, 2014
Off-Road Vehicle Registration Now Available
Do you own one or more of the estimated 200,000 off-road vehicles (ORVs) in British Columbia? Effective November 17, owners can register their ORVs with ICBC for a one-time fee of $48. This includes ATVs, snowmobiles, and dirt bikes. Although the rules are currently voluntary, they will become mandatory on June 1, 2015. Snowmobile registrations…
September 15, 2014
Provincial Campaign Targets Distracted Drivers
The province, ICBC and local police have launched a safety campaign educating the public of the dangers of using their electronic devices while driving. A recent Ipsos Reid survey shows that BC drivers consider texting while driving more risky than drinking and driving. (more…) "Provincial Campaign Targets Distracted Drivers"
August 27, 2014
BC Drunk Driving Laws Save Lives
A new University of British Columbia study has found that BC’s strict drinking and driving laws have significantly reduced the number of alcohol-related accidents and fatalities across the province. In September 2010, the BC government implemented harsher consequences for impaired driving. First time offenders with a blood alcohol content of .05% to .08% received a…
July 5, 2014
Speed Limits to Increase Across B.C.
The province announced that speed limits on multi-lane highways will increase to as high as 120 km/h. B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone made the announcement following results from the Rural Highway Safety and Speed review. This decision will affect over 30 highways including the Sea-to-Sky, Coquihalla, Island Highway, and Connector. Stone also announced that new technology…