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Category: Distracted Driving

Holding a Disabled Cell Phone Still Counts as Distracted Driving

June 17, 2020 | Car Accident Lawyer

Holding a cell phone while driving, even when disabling software makes it impossible to use, counts as distracted driving in British Columbia according to a recent ruling by the province’s Court of Appeal. The...

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Holiday Driving Safety

November 25, 2016 | Accident & Injury

As the holiday season is upon us, many of us will be attending parties, going to shopping centers to complete our loved one’s wish lists or driving out of town to spend time with...

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Driving Safety Tips for School and Playground Zones

August 29, 2016 | Accident & Injury

As summer becomes fall we are reminded that students will be returning to school in September. This means more traffic and road stress, so all drivers in British Columbia should familiarize themselves with the...

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Pokémon Go GPS Game May Increase Personal-Injury Accidents

July 20, 2016 | Accident & Injury

It’s a craze that has taken over the streets for those young and old. Whether you embrace it or not, the Pokémon Go GPS game may increase your risk of personal-injury accidents. This game...

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New Distracted Driving Penalties in BC

May 9, 2016 | Accident & Injury

Today, BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced stiffer distracted driving penalties for anyone caught with a phone or device in hand. According to Vancouver Police, 1600 distracted driving tickets were issued in Vancouver in...

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Tougher BC Distracted Driving Laws On The Way

October 16, 2015 | Accident & Injury

CTV reported yesterday that Suzanne Anton has conducted yet another two-day conference on the direction of distracting driving laws in BC. The session led by government and other partners such as ICBC, MADD and...

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The Impact of Distracted Driving in the Community

September 22, 2015 | Accident & Injury

Karen Bowman and Tim Baillie of Drop It And Drive (DIAD) delivered their hard-hitting distracted driving presentation to the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention in Vancouver September 21 and 22, 2015. The association brings together 189 local...

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Back to School: Driving Safety

September 6, 2015 | Accident & Injury

BC RCMP traffic services reminds drivers to remember their driving ABC’s Back to school will be in full swing after the September long weekend. Traffic will be very busy with extra volume on BC...

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Distracted Driving Is a Leading Cause of Car Accidents

September 3, 2015 | Accident & Injury

CTV News reports that Ontario has recently implemented stricter distracted driving fines, now at $490. New rules have also been implemented to protect cyclists, students and tow truck drivers. These go into effect on Tuesday...

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Public Consultation On Distracted Driving Open Until July 16

July 7, 2015 | Accident & Injury

Recently Suzanne Anton, BC’s Attorney General, launched a four-week public consultation regarding the penalties for distracted driving. Even though the government took steps in the fall of 2014 to curb distracted driving, the increase...

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