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Pedestrian Risk from Car Accidents to Increase

Days are becoming shorter in Metro Vancouver, which means that winter is just around the corner and pedestrians need to lookout for motor vehicles to avoid personal injuries. As the winter season approaches, officials recently launched an awareness campaign in Metro Vancouver to advocate for pedestrian safety, according to this news story. The campaign is […]

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Will Vancouver Ban Walking & Texting?

Will texting while walking become a crime? If a Vancouver city councilor has his way, it could be banned through either the force of a municipal bylaw or a provincial infraction, as the CBC reports. Vancouver city councilor Geoff Meggs wants to protect both pedestrian safety and driver safety to ban texting while walking, or […]

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5 Safety Tips for Walking and Playing Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is more than just a hugely popular phone app; it is a worldwide phenomenon. Stats available about the number of users are still being processed, but needless to say tens of millions have downloaded the app to their phone around the world. Unlike many games, which are enjoyed from the comfort of the couch, Pokémon […]

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Vancouver Police Announce Safety Blitz for Pedestrians

A News 1130 story highlights the Vancouver Police Department’s reminders to pedestrians and cyclists to watch out for cars during the summer months so as to avoid car-accident injuries and to stay safe on the road. The safety blitz and awareness campaign came days before a driver was caught on camera almost hitting a pedestrian […]

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Pedestrian Personal Injury: What to do when hit by a car

If you live in or around the Vancouver or Burnaby areas, and you’ve been hit by a car while walking as a pedestrian, don’t feel embarrassed. According to city staff report in Vancouver, an average of 12% of people in Vancouver walk to work, which is one of the highest percentages of any Canadian cities. […]

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Pedestrian Injuries Set to Increase This Rainy Season

When you are out walking during the rainy Vancouver months, it pays to take extra precautions. The darker days of fall and winter hold more dangers for pedestrians than the summer months, and the levels of pedestrian injuries rise consistently during this time. According to a report in The Province newspaper, “an average of 55 […]

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