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From Ontario lawyer Elaine Bright's blog: Many of us have been victims of crime. If we are victims of property crime, we usually call our insurance company, and obtain whatever compensation we are entitled to. But if we are victims of violent crime, most of us don’t know where to turn for compensation.
The Ontario government is planning on stiffer penalties for such offenses as distracted driving and "dooring." Dooring occurs when someone opens their car door and strikes a cyclist:
The Ontario government is targeting distracted drivers and careless motorists who “door cyclists” with maximum fines of $1,000 and three demerit points.
Transportation Minister Glen Murray introduced a sweeping road safety bill Monday dealing with pedestrians, cyclists, truckers, motorists.
The devastation caused by distracted drivers in Ontario exceeded that of drunk drivers and speeders in 2013. This report from the OPP lays out the details:
Distracted driving has surpassed speed-related and impaired driving as the leading cause of fatalities on Ontario roads, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) says.
A couple of stories here that show how technology is advancing to help those with spinal cord injuries. First, a story from South Carolina:
Tink Wallace fell from a utility poll when she was working for Santee Cooper 18 years ago and hasn't been able to walk since then.
Just how prevalent is distracted driving? If this report out of BC is any indication, the number of distracted drivers on the roads is growing at an alarming rate:
Despite plenty of warning from police, Greater Victoria drivers are persisting in using electronic devices behind the wheel.
In 90 minutes, Saanich police along a seven-kilometre stretch of Douglas Street and the Trans-Canada Highway issued 50 tickets of $167 each to drivers using cellphones and other devices.
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