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  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

The word "accident", and it’s connotation of unaccountable inevitability, is getting in the way of taking important steps to fix an ongoing, and growing, road safety disaster.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

A healthy sense of vulnerability can make our roads safer. An unhealthy level of anxiety can adversely impact a victim’s life, and can ironically make our roads more dangerous. It’s commonly known as “Driving Anxiety.”

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Winter tire season has arrived. They’re required on most British Columbia highways from the beginning of October until the end of March. A reader prompted the topic, asking: “I live in Kelowna and do not have the proper Winter tires,

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Despite the government's own research that there's no difference between hands-free and hand-held device use, it must have been seen to be too politically dangerous to force British Columbia voters to leave their phones completely alone when behind the wheel.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Rather than blaming cyclists and pedestrians for failing to take more care for their own safety, we need to be considering what more we can do to take more care for their safety.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

We need to hear the loud and clear message that keeping our brains on the task at hand is the key. That we must avoid behaviours that actively distract our brains. And that we must actively work to keep the

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

My previous three columns might suggest otherwise, but cell phones are not the boogieman. One of my “fans” posted an online comment accusing me of being “…on a one man crusade to eradicate  use…cell phone”. I would have taken that as

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

“Swimming against the current” is an understatement. Two of the most powerful and influential publicly funded organizations (the CBC and RCMP) are working against me. In my last column, I shared my renewed passion for a pet road safety topic