Important Court Decision coming Down Today

Discussion in 'Canada' started by bccom, May 25, 2012.

  1. bccom

    bccom Been here awhile

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    Decision regarding improper highway signage and road construction for motorcyclists to come down today May 25th, 2012 at 3pm

    Media Release

    Today at 3 pm a court decision regarding improper signage and road construction for motorcyclisits will be announced at the Vancouver Law Courts. The suit is William Dirk Van Tent vs the City of Abbotsford, Her Majesty the Queen in the Right of the Province British Columbia as represented be the Ministry of Transportation and Highways, 456355 DBA Jake's Contracting.

    This is an extremely important decision for the motorcyclists of B.C.
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  2. DNF

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    Any background info?
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  3. bccom

    bccom Been here awhile

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    Rider going off the road during construction on the #1 near Chilliwack, all I know. Got the heads up on it coming down today from our lawyer.
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  4. the kaz

    the kaz has become "FERAL"

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    Link :scratch
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  5. bccom

    bccom Been here awhile

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    No decision yet.
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  6. the kaz

    the kaz has become "FERAL"

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    I was more thinking about a link to a news article pertaining to the orginal accident ..... I like to know the who what where when why of stuff like this :D
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  7. bccom

    bccom Been here awhile

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    Sorry I do not have that info nor am I actually at the decision, I am thinking it will come through the media with background etc. Our lawyer just gave me the heads up this morning, I do not believe he is the lawyer on the case but as an avid motorcyclist very interested and felt it could have huge implications for this province. If I find something I will post up.
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  8. Refplusten

    Refplusten Relaxed...

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    I tried to google what this is about and only the OP came up.
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  9. bccom

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    Apparently the only time media wants to report on motorcycling is for the negative things. Spoke with the laywer and the case was ruled 80/20 for the motorcyclist. The decision will take a few days to write and he will get me a copy to post. This is great for motorcyclists regarding signage, it means they were found negligent in it. It also means that accidents within road construction zones are no longer automatically your fault for not paying attention. All around it will make the Ministry of Transportation and Highways start riding their contractors to put proper signage up and not leave the construction zone in such a condition that only cars/trucks are safe within it.

    Sorry it took so long but I could not get hold of the lawyer right away. I sent over 60 releases out to media, pretty sorry
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