Publications

May27

Planning to Build a Motorcycle?

What you need to know when you build your own motorcycle Excerpts from the BC Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, B.C. Reg. 26/58 Lights 1. A motorcycle must be equipped with at least one and not more than 2 head lights (R 4.05) 2. A motorcycle manufactured...
May27

Motorcycle Safety Helmets in British Columbia

NEW FOR 2012 What constitutes a legal motorcycle helmet in BC? On June 1, 2012, the helmet law in this Province transitioned from one of the last bastions in the country permitting riders to wear little more than a bottle cap to meeting the safety standards...
May27

Vintage, Collector and Modified Collector Licence Plates

Power Sport News, Vol. 11, No. 8, 2007 By Daryl Brown Do you own an older car or motorcycle and have wondered about getting Vintage or Collector licence plates? If not, you may qualify to purchase insurance that is considerably less expensive than the...
May27

Speeding and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Power Sport News, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2007 By Daryl Brown Have you been issued a traffic violation for speeding while riding your motorcycle? If you file a Notice to Dispute the ticket, it is worthwhile to pay attention to the amount of time between the...
May27

Driver Risk Premium: The New War on Traffic Tickets

Canadian Biker Magazine, January/February 2008 By Daryl Brown Do you receive traffic tickets with any frequency in British Columbia? If you do, you will be paying a lot more under the new Driver Risk Premium (DRP) program. The Insurance Corporation of...
May27

Street Racing and Bill C-19

Canadian Biker Magazine, January/February 2007 By Daryl Brown DO YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS LIKE TO RIDE FAST TOGETHER? Do you participate in long distance rallies like the Iron Butt rides? If this is your style, you may be interested to know the federal government...
May27

Suing for Pain and Suffering

Power Sport News, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2008 By Daryl Brown Pain and suffering, or more appropriately known, non-pecuniary damages, refers to money paid by a negligent party to their injured victims. In 1978, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the maximum amount...
May27

Motorcycle Accidents: Do You Need a Lawyer?

Power Sport News, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2007 By Daryl Brown If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you might be wondering about hiring a lawyer. Your insurance adjuster may have told you a lawyer will only take a percentage of the settlement, therefore...
May27

Has ICBC Declared Your Vehicle a ‘Write Off’?

Power Sport News, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2007 By Daryl Brown Have you ever been in an accident where your motorcycle was extensively damaged and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) told you it was a write off or ‘total loss’? This...
May27

Optional Auto Insurance: What Are You Buying?

Power Sport News, Vol. 11, No.7, 2007 By Daryl Brown Have you ever bought Collision, Comprehensive or Specified Perils insurance, also known as optional insurance, and wondered what you were getting? The difference between the three types of insurance...