This video is a news interview with Dr. John Vavrik who is a psychologist that works for ICBC. The interview was prompted by a hit and run collision that put two joggers in Surrey, B.C. in hospital. Dr. Vavrik explains why people fail to remain at a collision like this to help their victims. ICBC [...]
Author Archive for Cst. Tim Schewe (Ret.)
Cst. Tim Schewe (Ret.) runs DriveSmartBC, a community web site about traffic safety in British Columbia. For 25 years he was an officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, including five years on general duty, 20 in traffic and 10 as a collision analyst responsible of conducting technical investigations of collisions. He retired from policing in 2006 but continues to be active in traffic safety through the DriveSmartBC web site, teaching seminars and contributing content to newspapers and web sites.
Newer vehicles with hi tech headlights have made night driving uncomfortable and unsafe for other drivers. I’ve noticed that some of these conversions are also difficult to look at during the day as well.
When you are driving in a business or residence district and emerging from an alley, driveway, building or private road you must stop your vehicle before driving onto the sidewalk or sidewalk area
A Canadian study on headrest use, funded by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), found that only 14 per cent of Canadian drivers (more women than men) had their headrests adjusted in the ‘good’ position
Given the spate of vehicle / pedestrian collisions in the news lately it has been interesting to consider how they happen in light of my unusual surroundings. I think that a large component of the problem is haste with drivers and lack of attention by pedestrians