Grant on Global News BC: Fast and Furious Vancouver: City sees 44% spike in excessive speeding during pandemic

Grant on Global News BC: Fast and Furious Vancouver: City sees 44% spike in excessive speeding during pandemic

With less traffic on the roads during the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears some Vancouver drivers didn’t hesitate to go full throttle.

“They’ll treat the highway or they’ll treat city streets as the Autobahn,” forensic traffic consultant Grant Gottgetreu told Global News.

Gottgetreu, a retired police officer known as “Darth Radar” for impounding more than 2,000 vehicles in six years, said Lower Mainland police departments were directed not to conduct unnecessary enforcement during the early days of the novel coronavirus crisis.

“The bosses said, ‘Well, we don’t want you guys exposed.’”

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