pedestrian safety

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Extends to Pedtextrians

Distracted Driving (noun): the practice of driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity. Common distractions include using a smartphone, eating, drinking, talking to passengers, reading maps, using a GPS, watching a video, adjusting the music, and grooming (Let’s be honest — the world can be separated into two…

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.’ However, using flashlights, glow sticks, wearing light-coloured costumes and/or attaching reflective wristbands or tape to Halloween…

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…

Road Safety Week Across Canada – What is Inattentional Blindness?

May 16th is the beginning of a week-long nationwide initiative to raise awareness about road safety. Every Canadian can make a difference when it comes to helping make our roads safer for motorists and pedestrians alike. The use of electronic devices while driving and other forms of distracted driving are…

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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