by Cedric Hughes, Barrister & Solicitor with regular weekly contributions from Leslie McGuffin, LL.B.   

Bicyclists Held to the Same Standards as Motorists

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In British Columbia, there is no specific “Bicycle Act” dealing with “bicycle law”.  We can expect one in the not too distant future.  In the meantime, although a bicycle in the usual sense of the word a bicycle is not a motor vehicle, most of what bicyclists need to know about the rules of the road is found in the BC Motor Vehicle Act.  (Note that the Act likes to use the word “cycle”.)

Super Cruising in a Cadillac

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Every third year, The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS) hosts an international meeting concerning current plans and future goals for transportation. This year the event was held in Detroit, Michigan, September 7th to 11th. Attendees, according to the ITS website, included: “more than 10,000 of the world’s leading transportation policymakers, researchers, high-tech innovators, and business professionals from the United States, Europe and Asia”. The opening speech at the conference was made by the CEO of General Motors (GM).

Coquihalla Bus Crash: Good Samaritans set a Great Example of Helping Others

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Thursday August 28th, 2014 was the final day of a 56-passenger bus tour through the Rockies organized by Super Vacation, a Richmond, BC company, self-described as one of the largest specialty tour operators in North America. Super Vacation had leased the bus from Western Bus Lines, “a major local bus company with 35 years of experience" and, by all reports, a good safety record.

Summer: A Time for Serious Money for Vintage Sports Cars

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The long-established pattern in road safety statistics showing summer as the season of the most crashes, fatalities, and injuries is an unpleasant reality. Last week, Road Rules looked at the possible causes—more traffic and less concern about risk, given that it is, after all, the season of ideal road conditions.

Summer: A Time for Vacations, and Road Accidents

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One may find counterintuitive a long-established pattern in traffic safety statistics.


Cedric Hughes

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