October 23

I’m Sorry (but it wasn’t my fault!)

People sometimes joke about how we as Canadians seem to apologize even when we have no real reason to apologize. For example, if two individuals brush shoulders walking past each other on a busy street, or almost collide their shopping carts in a supermarket, it’s not uncommon to hear one or both individuals say, “I’m.

September 8

Who’s to Blame? Apportioning Liability in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Accidents happen. Whether it is on the road of life, or the actual road, mistakes will be made, and accidents will happen. Oftentimes, it is easy to tell who caused an accident. If only one driver did something improper, negligent, or illegal that caused the motor vehicle accident, then only that driver is to blame.

August 11

Speeding and Motor Vehicle Accidents

Speeding and motor vehicle accidents often go hand in hand. Drivers who speed are far more likely to be involved in a collision, and are far more likely to be injured in a collision. Speed limits are enforced to varying degrees, depending on the roadway and responsible police force. Speed limits can also themselves vary.

July 15

Pay Inequality and Calculating Loss of Income Earning Potential

While true equality between male and female earnings still eludes society at large, the courts may have showed signs of recognizing and eschewing the inequality. A recent Alberta court decision McLean v Parmar, 2015 ABQB 62, recognized how the use of the typical male/female-specific actuarial tables for the earning capacity of the plaintiff’s job position.

June 19

Traffic Violations Prompting Focus on Road Safety

If it seems like there are more bad drivers than ever on our city streets, it’s not just your imagination. In fact, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) reports that there is a growing number of speeders on our roads. According to the CPS’s Annual Report for 2014, a total of 358,538 speeding summons were issued.

May 15

Shoulder-tap Technology Aims to Protect Cyclists and Motorcyclists

Cyclists, moped users and motorcyclists might be a bit safer on the roads if technology being tested by Jaguar Land Rover becomes widely available. Jaguar has developed a driver-alert system that emits a noise (such as a bicycle bell) or gives the driver a virtual tap on the shoulder if there is the danger of.

April 20

GPS Tracking Opens Door to Location-Specific Vehicle Ads

Imagine that you’re driving down the road and an ad pops up on your car’s computer screen. You’re just two blocks away from a new restaurant, the ad informs you. Location-specific advertising such as this is just one aspect of GPS tracking of vehicles that regulators and automakers are grappling with. The tracking and relaying.

March 11

Canada’s Worst Drivers

You don’t have to be a personal injury lawyer to know that every city has its share of bad drivers. But it seems Calgary’s drivers might in fact be worse than those in many other cities. According to a recent article in the Calgary Herald, our city has contributed the most bad drivers of any.

January 19

Survey Highlights Desirable Vehicle Safety Technologies

It seems like every week there are announcements about new gadgets and safety features for vehicles. Which ones appeal to you? If you’re like the people recently surveyed by Edmunds, you’re probably interested in blind spot detection and rearview cameras with park assist. They were the top two most-wanted vehicle safety technologies among survey respondents. .

November 17

A Future With Connected Cars Should Mean Safer Driving

The future of driving is connected cars, according to an article in the September 6, 2014 edition of The Economist. The article states that connected cars will make driving “safer, cleaner and more efficient.” There’s certainly a lot of room to improve the safety record of cars. The one billion vehicles on the world’s roads,.

October 15

Voice-activated Systems Place Heavy Demand on Driver Attention

A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that all voice-activated, hands-free devices cause driver distraction. The study, entitled “Mental Workload of Common Voice-Based Vehicle Interactions across Six Different Vehicle Systems,” found that some hands-free systems are worse than others. The study used 18 male and 18 female participants to measure the.

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