Paul’s Blog

Hands free doesn’t mean distraction free

Seventy-one year old Randi Kramer made headlines last week after being ticketed for distracted driving. The unlawful conduct?  Her plugged in cell phone was sitting in a cup holder in the center console of her…
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Are school zone speed restrictions necessary?

School zone speed restrictions are back.  But they shouldn’t be necessary.  And they fail to communicate an important safety message. They shouldn’t be necessary because other laws require us to slow to a safe speed…
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Are e-scooters a public safety risk?

This week I discuss legal implications of injuries caused by e-scooter use. Studies I shared last week indicate that serious injuries are sustained in approximately one of every 5,000 e-scooter uses.  And about one in…
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Consider the risks when riding e-scooters

My wife, watching two young girls scoot around the dolphin fountain in Kelowna, texts me: “Column topic – those e-scooters look dangerous as hell. Going faster than a bike – no helmet and way more…
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Is the government fleecing motorists?

“Lipstick on a pig”. That analogy for reintroducing photo radar without using the words “photo radar”, makes me smile. I grew up on a mixed farm in Saskatchewan and pigs were a part of our…
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