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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…
December 21, 2018
Winter Driving: If Only She Knew
A Terrible Tragedy On a cold February day, the snow is blowing across the highway. The visibility is poor and the road is a sheet of ice. A car stops in the middle of the highway, and a truck doesn’t see it before it is too late. It crashes into the car, killing the driver,…
waiving through traffic
October 11, 2017
Why ‘Nice’ Isn’t Always Right on the Road
When is being nice and courteous not always the right thing to do? When you’re on the road. Waving something through traffic or a busy intersection at the wrong time can cause injury or worse. And it makes no difference whether it’s another driver, a cyclist, or a pedestrian. Following the rules of the road…
Winter Tires for Vancouver Streets
September 27, 2017
Do You Need Winter Tires for Vancouver Streets?
Vancouver’s mild climate means most people don’t install winter tires on their cars. Given the problems of last winter, City Hall thinks it might be time to change that. Council is considering a proposal to fine drivers who do not use winter tires in the colder months. While the city’s political leaders mull over this…
Car crashes BC
September 6, 2017
Crash Course for BC Drivers
In BC there is a car crash nearly every 2 minutes. It’s costly and can be devastating for some families. Just last year, ICBC paid out nearly $4 billion in injury and vehicle damage claims. And the year before, 300 people died on our roads. If you think things are getting worse, you’re right. ICBC…
feet on car dash dangerous
August 30, 2017
Keep Your Feet off the Dash
Whether it’s a short or a long trip, being a passenger in a car can leave you a bit restless. Thinking about kicking back and putting your feet up on the dashboard? There’s only one word of advice for that thought: don’t! Audra Tatum from Georgia thought nothing of it. That was before the crash…
dashcam dashboard camera cars Vancouver
August 2, 2017
Should You Have a Dashcam?
We live in a world of cameras, found on everything from cellphones to elevators. So what about adding one to your car? Dashboard cameras are becoming more common in Canada and there are some very practical reasons to get one. Safely mounted to your vehicle’s dashboard, these cameras record the view through your windshield. Law…
texting and driving technology police
June 9, 2017
What is the Textalyzer?
If you’re drinking and driving and get pulled over, the police will likely ask you to provide a Breathalyzer sample to determine the level of alcohol in your blood. But what if you’re texting while driving? Get ready for the Textalyzer. Advances in technology are making it possible to determine whether or not a driver…
BC texting laws supreme court
May 31, 2017
Distracted Driving Laws Stand Supreme Test
One horrible lesson we’ve learned with the advance of cellular and smartphone technology is that distracted driving kills. But still, people continue to be lured by the bings and rings of their phones. That’s why in 2010, BC implemented a set of new regulations to the Motor Vehicle Act that banned the use of hand-held…
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…