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Baby on Board: Safe Driving with Kids in Canada

Distraction comes in many forms. Especially for parents. According to a poll of 2,000 new moms, nearly 10% of them had been in a collision while driving with their baby. Experts say that’s on par with teen drivers, widely considered the driving population with the highest crash risk. I recently…

There’s No Trick to Staying Safe on Halloween – Safety Tips for Humans & Animals

According to Safe Kids WorldwideTM, the disturbing fact is, ‘Kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.’ Halloween, admittedly, is certainly not celebrated or even recognized by everyone in your community. However, your…

Don’t Know What to Do About Distracted Driving? SAY SOMETHING!!

Teams of researchers, university professors, scientists, educators, government agencies, private sectors companies & start-ups are all looking for THE solution to distracted driving. Countless Apps have been, and continue to be, brought to market to block distracting texts & calls; there are pledges to allow people to publicly take a stand. There…

Drop It And Drive Urges Increased Road Safety With New School Year Looming

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Drop It And Drive Urges Increased Road Safety With New School Year Looming Nanaimo, British Columbia – Newly headquartered in Nanaimo, Drop It And Drive Founder, Karen Bowman partnered with Nanaimo RCMP and local elementary schools on a road safety campaign before the end of…

No White At Night – How Many Runners Do You See?

Do you think wearing white at night is the right choice? I did, but then again I also thought I was being clever in guessing there were 4 runners. Ah no. This video from ReFlex Safety cleverly tackles nighttime visibility of pedestrians. According to the National Safety Council, “Drivers moving at just 30mph…

Kids Care About Distracted Driving – Part VI “Kid on Crosswalk”

This Pacific Academy grade three student seems to accurately capture the reality too many kids are facing these days…safety on crosswalks. A well lit crosswalk with a stop sign isn’t enough to protect the crossing child from an oncoming SUV with a coffee drinking, cell phone talking, smoking driver behind…

Kids Care About Distracted Driving – Part V “Pedestrian in Peril”

A grade 4 student was one of the few entries that addressed the danger to pedestrians from distracted drivers. According to information found on the Education For The Driving Masses web site, statistics from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) show that 650 pedestrians were injured in 2009. Further,…

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