Achieving Justice

Dumb question of the year?

Aug 8, 2017 / 11:00 am

Does driver education and training produce safer drivers and reduce crashes? Might that qualify for the dumb-question-of-the-year award? Certainly, a lot of...

Looking for the silver lining

Aug 1, 2017 / 6:00 am

I like to find a silver lining behind every cloud. This very dark one is rimmed with platinum and gold. Road safety has finally come into the spotlight for...

Best legal advice: Try

Jul 25, 2017 / 6:00 am

Everyone’s a legal expert when it comes to ICBC claims. Or any other legal matter when alcohol starts to flow at a social gathering. All sorts of advice...

You're compensated for loss

Jul 18, 2017 / 6:00 am

“You want me to sit down and make notes to “journal” how I was before the crash?” Yes, I do. As soon as possible. Before your memory...

Be vigilant with kids' health

Jul 11, 2017 / 6:00 am

Our children are the most precious things in the world to us. Ironically, we put their well being at risk on our roadways with an epidemic of inattentive...

The 5 accident preserves

Jul 4, 2017 / 6:00 am

I've written, before, that you should take photographs and get witness information at the scene of a crash. (You’ve been in a crash… What...

Waiving your right to sue

Jun 27, 2017 / 6:00 am

Is a waiver worth the paper it’s printed on? It’s that annoying form you have to sign before doing fun things. Fun things that come with a risk of...

Stay off the phone!

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:00 am

I’m not a perfect physical specimen. If you know me, you are likely rolling your eyes and muttering: “Really? You don’t say!” Not a...

Stay safe: tick someone off

Jun 13, 2017 / 6:00 am

A Kelowna “N” driver veered out of his lane last week. The high-school student was about to turn into the Rutland Senior Secondary school parking...

Surprise: daughter's 16

Jun 6, 2017 / 6:00 am

Sweet 16 and, “surprise!” my daughter is behind the wheel. OK, more like a frog slowly heating up in a pot, but still a surprise to my heart. I so...

In the dark about ICBC

May 30, 2017 / 6:00 am

This common Internet search: “Average ICBC settlement for rear ender,” tells me how “in the dark” people are about ICBC claims. Because...

Science behind the N

May 23, 2017 / 6:00 am

“Can I go on a short drive with a new driver with other people in the car?” For those unfamiliar with British Columbia’s graduating licensing...

Pig defender gets justice

May 16, 2017 / 6:00 am

Is there any sweeter justice than when someone tries to be nasty, but it blows up in their face? Even sweeter if the intended victim manages to benefit from the...

Are you at fault for helping?

May 9, 2017 / 6:00 am

Here’s a who-are-you riddle. A car stalls in traffic; you lend a hand to push it off the road. A vehicle is stuck in snow; you help digging or pushing it...

Bee aware when you drive

May 2, 2017 / 6:00 am

Sequel alert! My words from the last column: “If swerving sharply or slamming on your brakes is your automatic reaction to a small, furry creature...

You take care of dead deer

Apr 25, 2017 / 6:00 am

Do you know your responsibilities if you strike and kill a deer or other animal large enough to be a hazard to approaching vehicles? Before we get there,...

It's safer inside your car

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:00 am

Do we all struggle to find “something good” coming out of even the most horrible of circumstances? I do. And in the case of road traffic...

Make a will!

Apr 11, 2017 / 6:00 am

Only 51 per cent have a current and legal will. It seems I put the cart way, way before the horse with my last column, warning about wills being challenged in...

Avoid lawsuit from grave

Apr 4, 2017 / 6:00 am

Review your will or risk lawsuit from the grave You can’t take it with you. How much say do you have about who gets your inheritance? Isn’t a will...

RCMP fighting losing battle

Mar 28, 2017 / 6:00 am

It must be maddening. We’ve tasked the RCMP to target distracted driving. As first responders to crash scenes, it’s a public safety priority they...