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RCMP Introduce Traffic ‘Scarecrow’ In Attempt To Slow Down Speeders

RCMP Introduce Traffic ‘Scarecrow’ in Attempt to Slow Down Speeders

Each month Spraggs Law publishes Personal Injury News, a curated selection of articles about personal injury and other issues related to motor vehicle collisions.

The Mounties have dubbed the life-sized figure “Constable Scarecrow,” which will be used on roads in the community in a pilot project for the next two months. The RCMP hasn’t revealed the exact locations in which Constable Scarecrow will be used, but said problem speeding areas will be targeted.

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B.C. Pause Plan to Install Speed Cameras at Intersections

B.C.’s Solicitor General has delayed the rollout of intersection speeding cameras so that the government can gather more information on the behaviour of motorists.

The goal is still to get start the program “at some point.”

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Think You’re a Good Driver? “Probably Not,” ICBC Says

Were you born in the 70s, 80s or the 1990s? Do you think you’re a good driver? Probably not, according to ICBC.

Of the more than 100,000 drivers who have taken the 20-question Drive Smart refresher test so far, a staggering 40 per cent have failed.

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Bonus link:

Take the Drive Smart refresher test here

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Broadway Subway and Surrey LRT to Finally Go Ahead

In early September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that a previous announcement of $1.4 billion to complete new transit infrastructure is “locked in.” This means Surrey’s long-discussed light-rail transit (LRT) system and Vancouver’s Broadway subway line can finally begin, no matter what the result is of municipal elections in October.

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Bonus links:

Broadway Subway’s half-a-billion dollar a kilometre estimate “fraught with risk”

TransLink survey finds significant opposition to Surrey LRT

What do you think?

What do you think about these stories? Leave a comment below — we’d love to hear from you. And, as always, if you have any questions about ICBC, motor vehicle collisions or personal injury, be sure to contact one of our ICBC lawyers in Vancouver.

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