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EVENT - Road Safety at Work, Kelowna, April 27, 2015

Road Safety At WorkThis hands-on workshop is designed to help participants develop or improve a road safety program for their organization that follows best-practices.Participants will learn a process to identify hazards and assess risks, how to develop strategies, and use the tools and resources on the RoadSafetyAtWork.ca website to address the unique road safety issues and needs facing their organization.

Cyclists are NOT Second Class Road Users

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CyclistI read a story in the Victoria Times Colonist this morning regarding crashes involving motor vehicles and cyclists using the Galloping Goose trail. The article was prompted by a cyclist who had ridden across Kelvin Road and was struck by a driver who had stopped for the stop sign and then failed to yield to the cyclist. There is a crosswalk painted across the Kelvin where the trail crosses.

VIDEO - Double Crunch

video iconThis video of a multiple vehicle collision was contributed by the driver in the middle. He was stopped waiting to turn left with his wheels turned to the left in anticipation. The driver of pickup following behind apparently fails to notice the left turn driver slow and stop in front of him, resulting in the first collision. The second collision results because the left turn driver has failed to keep his wheels pointed straight ahead while he waited for oncoming traffic to clear. Being hit from behind pushed the vehicle into the path of an oncoming truck resulting in a second collision.

EVENT - Third UN Global Road Safety Week 2015

Decade of Action for Road Safety LogoEvery day more than 500 children lose their lives in traffic crashes globally. Tens of thousands are injured. #SaveKidsLives is the official campaign for the Third United Nations Global Road Safety Week. This year the campaign runs from May 4 to May 10

Look Ahead! Look Waaaay Ahead!

BinocularsImagine making a lane change and crashing into a fully marked police vehicle stopped at the side of the highway with all of its emergency lights operating. I can only guess that the driver was not properly scanning his environment and looking far enough ahead to anticipate issues before they happen. It might also be time to consider offsetting the police vehicle to the right rather than the left when working on the freeway.

VIDEO - Strings: Parental Role Modelling

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video iconPositive role modelling by parents of 5 to 12 year old children has the potential to have a significant influence on their child’s future driving behaviour.

The Police Never Write Tickets For...

Ticket WriterI often hear the opinion expressed that the police never write tickets for (insert your favourite violation here). While I know what I wrote tickets for when I worked, I also knew that each officer had his or her own opinion on what was important to write tickets for and what they would choose not to write. In order to make a more informed response on the topic I asked ICBC for a list of the number of Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) convictions for 2014.

READING - A Deadly Wandering

A Deadly WanderingThis is a very interesting book about distracted driving. Interwoven with the story about Reggie Shaw and how he caused a double fatal collision by texting while driving is information on the research and researchers who are studying how our brain deals with the distraction from mobile phone use while driving. To put it bluntly, we are incapable of driving safely while using a mobile phone, hands on, hands free or texting while driving. We just think that we are good at it and the other guy is the problem. That's not so and the book explains why.

NEWS - Changes to Imported Vehicle Inspection Rules

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BC FlagEffective April 1, 2015, certain privately owned vehicles will no longer have to undergo a mandatory mechanical inspection prior to be licenced by ICBC.

NZEVs in My Neighbourhood

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NZEV SignI saw a new sign beside the road in my neighbourhood last week: NZEV Zone Begins. This means that I might now encounter Net Zero Emission Vehicles in my local travels. Also known as Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) or Neighbourhood Vehicles, these electric vehicles are designed to operate at speeds of 40 km/h or less.

NZEVs are vehicles that bear a national safety mark issued by Transport Canada. They must meet minimum safety levels which include: headlights, turn signal lamps, mirrors, parking brake, glazing requirements for a windshield and have seat belt assemblies present. Finally, there is the maximum speed capability of 40 km/h.

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