Motorcycle Accident & Personal Injury Blog

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...
Feb04

Petition Against Motorcyclists

Petition against motorcyclists was presented to Kootenay West MLA, Katrine Conroy by Gloria Lisgo of New Denver and Art Mason of Kaslo, BC. Citing noise and speed as too oft infractions, they seek RCMP to enforce existing laws on muffler noise and speed...
Jan31

Suzuki Motorcycle Recalls

Suzuki motorcycle recalls for an electrical problem that can lead to the battery losing power suddenly causing the bike to stall without warning. Another issue is the corrosion of the ignition switch terminal preventing the engine from stopping when the...
Nov29

RCMP Officer Convicted of Lying

RCMP officer convicted of lying to ICBC received a $2,500 fine for providing false information about a 2013 accident. Constable James Baker was convicted of lying to ICBC and remains suspended with pay from the force pending completion of an internal...
May08

Facebook Kills Injury Claim

Facebook and other social media sites can kill a personal injury claim. Why? Because insurance companies and their defence lawyers are always looking for ways to undermine the credibility of injured people in order to reduce compensation. Consider someone...
May07

ICBC and Police Launch Campaign

ICBC and police across BC are launching a month-long campaign focusing on high-risk driving behaviour. Concentration will include speeding, failing to yield and left turns at intersections. Failing to yield the right-of-way is a leading cause of 43% of...
May01

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Spring has arrived in most of Canada and approximately 670,000 motorcyclists and scooter riders will be back on the road. Motorcycle fatalities declined from 266 to 175 in the past five years but this is not good enough. Motorcycle Awareness Month in...