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  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
Traffic during the rush hour

News of the latest ICBC rate hike broke on Friday, August 30th.  My latest rant about our laws that forbid handheld cell phone use while impliedly endorsing the equally (or perhaps more) dangerous hands free version “broke” the day before, [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
Man with hands-free device in car, side view

Should phoning and texting while driving carry the same penalties as drunk driving? That was the topic of the August 25, 2013, episode of CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup.  Guest host, Ted Blades, introduced the topic with the statistic that [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

It’s time for my periodic rant against the British Columbia Government about our cell phone laws. The trigger for my rant, this time around, is a Transportation Safety Board report into the cause of a single occupant small plane crash [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

David Kubert, riding his motorcycle with his wife, Linda, as his passenger, sees the pick-up truck driver steering with his elbows, his head down, immediately before the head-on crash. The truck has drifted across the centre line.  The choice made [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Not just a ban on handheld devices; an outright ban on the use of all portable electronic devices, even hands-free. The call for an outright ban arose from yet another series of deaths and injuries arising from drivers distracted by [...]