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Distracted Walking

Have you bumped into someone on the sidewalk while texting? You're not alone. According to News1130, thousands of people are crashing into each year due to distracted walking - they can't take their eyes off their smartphone. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conducted a survey on distracted walking because most people believe they aren't…
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BC Drivers Need Snow Tires

While almost all BC drivers believe they should purchase winter tires to prepare for icy driving conditions, only 54% actually plan on installing them according to BCAA’s Winter Driving Survey. Of those not planning to use winter tires, 54% said it didn’t snow enough in the area they drive and 51% believed all-season tires are…
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Have a Safe Thanksgiving

According to CBC, the tip of the storm will generate winds of 85 mph to the Haida Gwaii region and rain to most of the province. ICBC has warned drivers travelling this weekend to be prepared for the changing weather conditions. Regional statistics show that on average, three people are killed and 520 people are…
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Cold Water Kills

There is nothing like a nice swim in BC’s beautiful clear lakes, rivers and seashores to cool off from the summer heat. But there can be a danger lurking in even the most pristine waters. According to The Province, just this past week, the deep, frigid waters of Harrison Lake claimed a young life for…
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Disguised Cops Catch Distracted Drivers

Police in Marietta, Georgia are going undercover as construction workers to nab distracted drivers texting, using social media or checking email behind the wheel. Officers are close enough to drivers to see exactly what they’re doing on their phones. The disguised cops pretend to radio in survey information at a busy intersection to catch distracted…
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Increasing Fines for Distracted Drivers

What do you think the fine for distracted driving should be? Should distracted drivers have their cars impounded and receive roadside suspensions similar to drunk drivers? Texting while driving is a bigger hazard than drunk drivers. Canada’s CTV News reported that 47 out of the 177 deaths on the province on Ontario’s highways in 2013…
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Defiant Left Lane Drivers Face Heavy Fines

BC Drivers clogging highway passing lanes will face hefty fines and penalties. "Drivers who won't move over can impede traffic and contribute to crashes. This new rule makes it clear who should travel in the left lane, and when, promoting safety on our highways," said Transportation Minister Todd Stone in a CBC article. “It’s going…
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