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Update on CADA’s lobbying and IVOAC’s rebuttal to ICBC stats

The Big News!

ICBC's stats on RHD safety has been the topic of discussion for RHD drivers since it's release.

Here's a quick lesson in statistics. What is proof vs. a trend? It has to do with the variability of what you're studying. Proof implies that something is Statistically Significantly different than the control (the base case... the common case... in this case Left Hand Drives). A trend is to show that on average it's more likely. ICBC saw a trend. Not proof.

IVOAC.ca and UBC have published a report discrediting the report released by ICBC.

Not only that, the report from IVOAC/UBC has torn apart the data and discredited the report finding by finding.... scientifically.

CADA updates

So, this has been on the news a lot lately. So here are a few more links.








Most of them say the same thing, some with journalistic flair.  Most of them _do_ put RHDs in negative light though. 'Right hand drive wrong for Canada' is the theme.... Unfortunately RHD is synonymous with 'drift cars' and 'high end sports cars'. Say that to me with my minitruck.

Really too bad. RHDer have done lots of rebuttals... but we need to do something bigger. But what? Got an idea... email me and I'll help however I can.


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  1. Why don`t we all get together as RHDers and have CADA bring their best 15 year old LHD vehicles of a similar category and we`ll do a safety and emission test. I for one would love to put my 1995 Hilux Surf (with the 3 liter inline 4) up against any SUV or pickup. Come on Ford I bet i can beat your exploder anyday.

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