Motorcycle Accident & Personal Injury Blog

Nov06

Distracted Driving Fines Increase

Distracted driving fines increase March 1, 2018. According to David Eby, Minister responsible for ICBC, the increase will treat distracted driving as serious as impaired driving and excessive speeding. Drivers who receive two tickets within three years...
Nov01

NDP to Fix ICBC

NDP to fix ICBC? The government appears committed to investigate and remedy increasing ICBC premiums in the coming months. An operational review of the Corporation will occur to identify waste, fraud and over billing by selecting 100 random files, similar...
May26

Motorcycle Mufflers May Solicit Tickets

Motorcycle mufflers may solicit tickets as Vancouver police say they will issue violations for excessive noise. To obtain a conviction, they will rely on R v Tootill, a five-year-old court decision as justification for allowing officers to measure engine...
May02

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month in BC. Car drivers are urged to watch out for motorcycles as they make their way on to the roads after a long winter hibernation. Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to be killed in a collision than car drivers. Car...
Apr13

Distracted Driving Kills

Distracted driving kills people every day. Distracted driving is  considered the ‘new impaired driving’ problem facing motorists all over North America. ICBC estimates an additional 20,000 collisions occur on BC roads each year and many believe distracted...
Mar08

Bad Driver Rates May Go Up

Bad driver rates may go up as ICBC has a plan to increase basic insurance based on driving history. This could mean bad drivers would no longer be subsidized by good drivers. According to ICBC, drivers causing multiple accidents will lose their safe...
Mar05

ICBC Distracted Driving Campaign

ICBC distracted driving campaign is now underway across BC to crack down on drivers texting, checking email and talking on their cell phones. Perhaps the largest if its kind, the campaign is part of a national effort to reduce injury caused by distracted...
Apr15

Motorcycles Riding Side by Side

Motorcycles riding side by side in the same lane in British Columbia is not illegal. Confusion surrounding amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act have riders believing they are not permitted to ride two abreast as was allowed under earlier legislation. Section...
Mar12

ICBC Says Prepare for Daylight Savings Time

ICBC says prepare for Daylight Savings Time. There is an increase in the number of crashes in the days following the time change, especially on the Monday after it goes into effect. 34 per cent of B.C. drivers admit that the time shift does affect them...
Mar02

ICBC Falsely Alleges Fraud

ICBC falsely alleges fraud and ordered to pay penalty of $350,000. The judgment may cast doubt upon the current campaign suggesting that 10-20 percent of auto claims involve some element of fraud costing up to $600 million each year or every driver more...