On this week's episode of Driving Law, Paul Doroshenko and I continue our discussion of what is changing in Canadian criminal law related to driving, this time outlining some of our bigger concerns with the alcohol-related changes to the Criminal Code due to take effect in December, 2018.
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On this week's episode of Driving Law, I speak with Roy Ho of Acumen Law Corporation about the new $50 fee for unlisted drivers in ICBC insurance rates. We talk about whether that will lead to an increase in impaired driving by discouraging designated drivers. But before that, Paul Doroshenko and I talk about the speed limit increases on BC Highways and a supposed increase in deaths and injuries. But that may not be the case.... Then, we talk about the charges laid against the Humboldt trucking company involved in the bus crash disaster, and whether that might have a bearing on the case against the truck driver.
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This week on the Driving Law podcast, I sit down with Roy Ho of Acumen Law Corporation to talk about the changes to ICBC insurance rates, and whether this will actually do anything to change driving behaviour, crash rates, or insurance claims in the province. Roy's opinion may surprise you, so be sure to tune in to that. But first, Paul Doroshenko and I speak about two new traffic court decisions that change the law in BC, and which promise to spell big trouble in future cases. And we've taken the podcast on the road, literally, for this discussion!
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This week's episode of Driving Law begins with an interesting discussion with Grant Gottgetreu about police discipline and, in particular, the New Westminster Police Constable who is facing a disciplinary review with the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner after she was issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition.
In the second half of the episode, I am joined by Paul Doroshenko of Acumen Law Corporation. We discuss another issue of police discipline, involving two officers who were caught on camera using a "coin-toss" app to make a decision about whether or not to arrest. Then, we ponder the possibility of police seizing and using biometric data on cell phones in drug impaired driving cases.
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This week is exciting as I get to announce the creation of the Driving Law Podcast Twitter Account! Driving law is the only legal podcast that I know about that also has its own Twitter page. So that's super exciting and fun. In addition to our exciting announcement, the Driving Law Podcast is now live for Friday, July 13, 2018.
This week, Paul Doroshenko and I speak about the decision by Greyhound to cease service on all but one of its Western Canada routes. Next, we talk about some of the hurdles the Crown will face in the prosecution of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, and look a little deeper at the bail conditions he was placed on. Finally, we talk about a recent report in Alberta about driver licensing centres and the fraud, bribery, and sexual assault allegations that have recently come to light.
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The latest episode of Driving Law with Kyla Lee is live for your enjoyment on iTunes or SoundCloud. This week, I speak with an American traffic and driving lawyer, Joe McGrath about how impaired driving trials are prosecuted in the state of Virginia. Joe has been practicing for a long time, and he discusses the changes he has seen in impaired driving laws and whether any of them have led to a positive public effect.
Elsewhere in the episode, co-host Paul Doroshenko and I talk about dangerous driving charges and our experience in the lab in Texas, learning the science behind drug analysis.
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In Episode Seven of my Driving Law Podcast, I sit down with Paul Doroshenko of Acumen Law Corporation.
We first discuss the Senate Bill S-251, which purports to do away with mandatory minimum sentences and restore discretion to sentencing judges in certain circumstances where a minimum sentence would be inappropriate. Then, Paul and I talk about the future of self-driving cars, and how a Tesla accident may spell the end of them. Finally, Paul and I address the Cannabis Act in British Columbia and how a BC impaired driving decision may shape the future of enforcement under provincial cannabis regulation.
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In Episode Six of Driving Law with Kyla Lee, I sit down with Ian Tootill, founder of SenseBC to discuss traffic safety laws in British Columbia. Ian shares important insight into problems with our speeding, electronic device, and left lane laws. He also offers some insight into the Driver Penalty Point program, and how that could be overhauled to create a more sensible system of keeping track of bad drivers.
But before that, I talk about the Senate of Canada's vote to remove the random breath testing provisions from Bill C-46, and why that is an important step toward ensuring the constitutional validity of the bill.
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On the third episode of Driving Law with Kyla Lee, I talk to Grant Gotgettreu, a former West Vancouver Police Department Corporal and Integrated Road Safety Unit Corporal about speed estimation, and speed measurement using laser and radar. Grant is known for his history of laser and radar speed enforcement and his unbeaten record of issuing excessive speeding tickets. We also play a hilarious, albeit vulgar, recording of Grant interacting with one particularly unimpressed driver whose car is being impounded. (Free legal advice: don't do that.)
In the second half of the episode, I speak with Paul Doroshenko also of Acumen Law Corporation about the changes to the alcohol-impaired driving laws being quietly added in with the marijuana amendments.
Episode two of the Driving Law with Kyla Lee podcast is here. On this episode, I speak with former British Columbia Solicitor General and West Vancouver Police Department Chief of Police Kash Heed about impaired driving investigations, how we got the Immediate Roadside Prohibition scheme, and the pitfalls of rewarding police for issuing driving prohibitions.
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Vancouver Criminal Lawyer with a focus on impaired driving, cannabis legalization and related issues, and immediate roadside prohibition defence.