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Distracted Driving Deaths Increase

Compared to decades ago, our roads and highways are safer. We’ve added more safety features to our cars, build them to be more crash-proof, and have safer infrastructure. The majority of people are wearing their seatbelts and the message about not drinking and driving has been gaining traction. But then the cellphone came along and…
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Distracted Driving Not Just Texting

Have you ever been out in your car and caught the driver in the next lane texting? If you're being completely honest, you'll probably admit you've even done it yourself. While texting behind the wheel is a serious hazard to everyone on the road, there are a lot of other distracted driving habits that can be…
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Higher Fines for Distracted Driving

On June 1, BC introduced harsher penalties for distracted driving. Are they working? Initial reports from the Vancouver Police Department show that fewer distracted driving tickets were issued in June 2016 than in the previous year – but only by 14%. Not exactly a ringing endorsement. Distracted driving can kill, but it can also hurt…
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Road Safety a Priority for Graduation

Grade 12 students across British Columbia are anxiously counting down the final weeks of the academic calendar and their high school years. No doubt, graduation is a milestone in a young person’s life – a time filled with great anticipation and celebration. Whether it’s the prom or the parties or the graduation ceremony itself, it’s…
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