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As your website Publisher I will
admit that winter car accidents are my most frustrating concern with
Bullshit in Canada. We have tried our best to eliminate this problem
by publishing the Canadian
Winter Drivers Handbook ed 2 If our drivers would only read
and apply the ideas and techniques in it billions of dollars of
property and medical costs would be eliminated and thousands of
Canadian lives would be saved. And the same applies to drivers
everywhere where winter driving conditions exist. It would help our neighbors
in the USA who also experience bad winter driving conditions and in
would help drivers in many other areas in the world. The ideas even
work in summer conditions! Every year on our planet over one million
people are killed in traffic accidents!
But there is a surprising level
of bullshit that exists in winter vehicle accidents and that is
preventing solving the problem. So lets consider them. First of all if
you are involved in a winter car accident there is a good chance that
your car will not be fixable for an affordable cost. Small bumps and
dents OK but bigger crashes and it may not be worth it to attempt to
repair the vehicle. So two things happen. If you vehicle
is insured your insurance company pays you for a replacement vehicle
and they increase their insurance rates to all customers to pay for
that expense. Car companies will sell you a replacement vehicle and
every year millions of dollars of replacement cars are sold to
consumers. This also means that banks and finance companies will make
more money. Your governments will make more on sales tax and the fact
is that they make nearly twice what an auto dealer makes in profits!
So every year the governments federal and provincial collect millions
of dollars of extra taxes for vehicles to replace those vehicles lost
in accidents. Vehicle repair shops make huge amounts of money fixing
cars involved in accidents.
And it gets worse. Drug companies
sell millions of dollars of drugs to accident victims. Funeral homes
make millions looking after funerals for the 5 or 6 people on average
that die every day in Canada in traffic accidents. The media makes
millions posting obituary notices and stories about the accidents
which allows them to attract more viewers and sell more advertising.
Hard working Lawyers and their staff make lots of money working for
traffic accident related clients. Thousands of Police Officers are
working very hard and earning very good money to investigate accidents
and issue tickets to drivers breaking the law.
So what is my point here?
You must "follow the money" as we suggest in our book "Your
Very First Billion" which many people have admitted is the
best book on how business really works in Canada. The first thing that
you will notice are the costs associated with the accidents that I
noted above. But when money is going out as an expenditure it is also
coming in as a revenue. And when it comes in as a revenue and not
quite as much money goes out to produce that service there is
something called a profit! And so winter traffic accidents
generate billions of dollars of revenue and profits for many different
people and organizations and do you really think that they want this
flow of revenue to stop?
Lets be clear! I have absolutely
nothing against people who generate revenue from traffic accident
related activity. The vast majority of these people are honest, hard
working people who try their best. The problem that I am referring to
is the huge amount of bullshit that exists in traffic related
accidents that if removed would save billions of dollars and thousands
of lives! And these hard working people could work at something else
because consumers in the economy would have more funds to purchase
So when we published our book on
winter driving we were trying to eliminate winter driving accidents.
But did we get any support from the people who are making revenue from
winter driving accidents? Nope.
SOME EXAMPLES OF WHAT IS IN OUR
1. Read Chapter 13 - A concise
list of facts you need to know about Winter Driving. page
108 to page 148. We list and describe 58 items that you absolutely
need to know. If you ignored everything else in this 207 page book and
just read this section of 48 pages that could save your life!
In point #47 we advise you to
reduce distractions when the driving becomes difficult. Turn off your
radio. Ask your passengers to be quiet. You are the driver and you are
in charge. So take charge.
Point #39 advises to you get rid
of projectiles inside your vehicle and I give an example. The last
thing you want in an accident is to have some dangerous item inside
the passenger compartment flying around in an accident and striking
Point #36 advises you how to
avoid deer and moose strikes and informs you the number of accidents
per year and the number of people killed and the cost. The numbers are
scary and you won't see them in our media.
Point#36 shows you how brakes
work and how much time it takes to apply them and stop. We give you an
objective description not a subjective one so that you will understand
what will really happen when you apply the brakes. We explain why it
is so important to ensure that your brake pads are not worn out. They
do wear as do brake drums and brake rotors and some drivers simply do
not have them repaired so when they attempt to apply the brakes all
the numbers change and it takes them longer to stop or slow
In point #18 we tell you about
fuel and why it is so important to keep your tanks at a good level
when you are on an extended trip in the winter. Because what happens
if you are down to a quarter of a tank and it is freezing outside and
suddenly there is an accident ahead and a road closure. If you had a
half tank or better you might be fine but with a small amount you
could be in big trouble very quickly.
In point #9 we tell you about
driving speed. We point out that 25% of driving deaths are related to
driving at speeds over the limit. Yes there are times that you can
safely go at the posted speed. But there are also times when you MUST
slow down to be safe. We often see drivers who speed at night with
reduced visibility who speed in areas with moose or deer warning signs
who travel at the posted speed or higher on highways covered with snow
or ice. This is incredibly stupid and if you don't kill yourself you
may kill or injure somebody else. And the solution is so easy you
simply must slow down in certain conditions.
I can't list all the 58 points
made and give you a detailed description of each as that would require
48 pages on this web site. Your best approach would be to purchase a
copy of our book either in printed or ebook format here.
My point is that yes we can
solve the bullshit in winter driving accidents but it will require a
joint effort. We have published the book describing in detail how to
avoid winter accidents but drivers must apply the ideas and techniques
in the book to make this all work. All drivers have a responsibility
when it comes to safety on our highways. If you don't take that
responsibility you are part of the bullshit which is resulting in
these billions of dollars of property and medical damage these
thousands of deaths and these hundreds of thousands of injuries many
of them life changing. I have tried my best to convince you but
the next step is yours. Imagine how you would feel if you caused an
accident that killed kids or their parents or your kids or spouse. How
would you feel for the rest of your life?
Our media never posts images of
real car accidents because they are considered to be "politically
incorrect." So our drivers are not aware of what really happens
in car accidents. An accident can occur in a fraction of a second and
life as we know can end forever. And most accidents can be prevented.
But if our drivers continue to drive like they do today the accidents
will continue to occur.