Paul’s Blog

Inattentive drivers charged criminally

Inattention is criminal. Or is it? You be the judge. R. v. Dunford, 2015 SKQB 386 Keith Dunford, and inattentive driver, was driving through a highway construction zone with signs cautioning to be prepared to…
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Proper headrest adjustments can save you money

Improper headrest adjustments are one of many standard allegations ICBC makes against victims of negligent driving. The allegation is almost always made in a formal document called a Response to Civil Claim. A recent example:…
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Driver education includes driving attitudes

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 British Columbians must be buying in to the notion. ICBC lists 54 driving…
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Local “N” driver joins the 99%

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 lot. One of my staff, in the next lane,…
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A bee in the car is not an excuse

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 darting in front of your car, please work on changing…
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