In any contest between an average human and an 1,100 kg auto, the human will undoubtedly be the loser. According to the British Columbia Coroner’s Service, there were nearly 400 fatal traffic-related pedestrians deaths in the province between 2010 and 2016. That’s nearly 50 per year or one each week. While accidents can and do … Continue reading Pedestrian SafetyTags: Car Accident, Pedestrian, Safety
Safety Tips for Driving in School Zones
Drivers should be extra cautious in school zones because children are often present. Children do not always watch out for traffic as they should or use designated crossing points properly. Drivers should slow and watch carefully for children, both in and out of crosswalks. As a rule, speed limits in school zones are generally 30 … Continue reading Safety Tips for Driving in School ZonesTags: Accident, Crosswalks, Injury, Pedestrian, Safety, School, School Zones, Traffic
Who Can Claim Compensation?
Virtually anyone who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in British Columbia may have a personal injury claim. This is true even if you were not in a vehicle at the time of the incident. Cyclists, pedestrians, and passengers may all have personal injury claims. In fact, even infants and unborn children who … Continue reading Who Can Claim Compensation?Tags: Accident, Bicyclist, Children, Claim, Driver, Injury, Passenger, Pedestrian, Personal Injury
Can You be Held Legally Responsible for Distracted Walking?
With today’s technology constantly demanding our attention, even walking can be a dangerous activity. Unfortunately, pedestrians can walk into traffic, ignore traffic signals, and even run into inanimate objects or other people. Technology sometimes changes pedestrians into “zombies” who have no idea what is going on around them. In 2016, the Toronto City Council decided … Continue reading Can You be Held Legally Responsible for Distracted Walking?Tags: Accident, Distracted Walking, Injury, Pedestrian, Safety
Between 2010 and 2014, an average of seven pedestrians lost their lives every year in motor vehicle collisions in the city of Vancouver. In fact, in 2014, pedestrians were 36% of the total accident fatalities in Vancouver. According to Transport Canada, nearly 15% of all road traffic deaths involve pedestrians. Unfortunately, pedestrian safety continues to … Continue reading Pedestrian SafetyTags: Accident, Injury, Injury Prevention, Pedestrian, Road Safety, Safety