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Metro Vancouver traffic congestion & ICBC Claims - Connection?

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

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11/7/2013
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Its hard to believe.

Bu,  according to an article in the November 7, 2013, edition of the Province Newspaper:

" The 2013 TomTom Travel Index showed Vancouver travel time was almost 36 percent longer at peak hours than during non-rush hours, one percent higher than L.A.'s ranking and up almost three percent from 2012".

That's right. One percent higher than L.A. !

So, let me ask you this.

What do you think?

Is there any connection between the level of congestion on the roads of B.C.'s Lower Mainland and the number of  people who get injured in car accidents?

Me, I have a theory.

Can I back it up with statistics?

No.

But I trust my gut.

And my gut tells me that there's a direct correlation between traffic congestion and the number of people who get injured in car accidents.

Why?

I'll give you one word.

FRUSTRATION!

Work with me here.

In my experience people get frustrated while sitting in traffic.

Frustration which results in drivers taking chances they might not otherwise take.

Chances which sometimes result in accidents.

And injured people.

So, what are you thoughts?

Do you agree?

Or am I barking up the wrong tree?

Let me know either way.

Jeff Witten



Category: Car Accidents

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