Author: Forensic

Grant on The Mike Smyth Show: Short-term rental battles, Lowering speed limits, & Canucks viewing parties!

“… you see thee high end Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and everything with ‘N’ signs on them, and I don’t know if a new driver should be driving a car like that… Maybe stick to something that’s not going to go very fast.” “The cars are built faster, and they’re safer… So people have a false sense of security. Mini vans now have the same horsepower that muscle cars had in the 60s… Increasing speeding points and fines, the only impact that…

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Grant on the Jill Bennet Show: Raising doubts over the home-flipping tax, Protecting vulnerable road users, & Viewing next week’s solar eclipse!

“Most people give a wide berth when they pass cyclist anyways, sometimes the road design doesn’t allow for a car to creep too far to the left unfortunately if the shoulder is too narrow or there’s no shoulder” “I think it’s a good idea. I think enforcement might be extremely difficult simply because some people might not have a clue what 1 meter is” “This is one more law in the book, that I think is going to have very…

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Grant on the Mike Smyth Show: What now for the BC Land Act?, Hefty fines for speeding in bus lanes, & Pickton eligible for parole

“Drive without due care, that’s 6 points, that’s not 3 points. And the traffic court, the justice of the peace, they don’t have jurisdiction or authority to lower the points. They can’t take something that’s 6 points and lower it to 3.” “Why is this one 3 points? I’m just kind of wondering, I don’t know if it was properly reported by the RCMP” “To this day, some will raise the fines, some won’t. They’ll raise the fines if both…

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Grant on the Mike Smyth Show: Federal government announce $15 million to fight auto theft

“But, part of the problem is there is no deterrent, because possession of stolen property, if it’s a vehicle, you’re really not going to get any serious time for it in court” “And if the vehicle is valued under $5000…you’re not going to get any serious jail time, that’s just the reality of it” “It’s pretty vague what the government says, they need to provide a little bit more detail and definition” “The vast majority of vehicles during my almost…

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Grant on the Jas Johal Show: The Challenges with RoundAbouts

A recent ICBC survey says that just over half of the drivers feel confident navigating those single-lane roundabouts… “That’s not the least bit surprising because roundabouts are a relatively new idea here in British Columbia over the last several years… They just plunked them into BC without any education to the motoring public and expected them all to understand it without questions…”

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Grant on the Mike Smyth Show: Surrey police debacle continues, Risky playgrounds, & Uninsured Drivers

Cases of uninsured drivers are up since the ICBC sticker phase-out… “It’s the licence plates that are stolen a lot more than the validation decals… I’m not surprised that ‘no insurance’ has hit the roof now, because like I said, at least having the decal on the back of your car was a constant reminder when you’d go to your car: ‘oh, my insurance is coming up, I better remember to reinsure’…”

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Grant on the Mike Smyth Show: Dos and don’ts of winter driving, Loblaws facing criticism over expiring food items, & Limiting international students entering Canada

“I’m from Winnipeg, I know all about cold, snow winter, out here (Vancouver) they haven’t got a clue” “He’s half right” “Too many municipalities are closing the barn door after the horse leaves so to speak, when it comes to the maintenance of the road” “By the time they hit the streets, it’s pandemonium already” “In your years as a police officer, did you ever see people driving on incorrect tires”“Lots of times, you usually don’t discover it until you…

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Grant on The Mike Smyth Show: Trucks continue to hit overpasses, Cancelling the homeowner grant, & Banning cellphones in BC schools!

“I don’t know what the commercial vehicle safety enforcement officers are doing… I do see a lot of them with radar units in their vehicles now. I don’t think speeding enforcement should be one of their mandates. I don’t think they should be focusing on speeding enforcement, they should be focusing on inspecting these vehicles…”

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Grant on the Mike Smyth Show: Property taxes, Struggling business resorts to crowdfunding, & Catching distracted drivers!

“The drivers of these trucks are obviously not taking the time to measure the height of their load and they probably don’t understand the distance in height with some of the over passes” “At the end of the day, the blame lies directly on the shoulders of the driver” “I think if you hit them in the pocket book, that’s always good.” “Make them pay for the cost of the repairs” “Oh it’s creative, definitely creative, … you dress up…

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Grant on The Mike Smyth Show: Carnage on BC roads, Gen Z housing crunch, & Public funding of private schools!

Police pursuits, highway patrol flips farm tractor, and weekend road carnage with former traffic cop Grant Gottgetreu! “…You can’t initiate a pursuit for not pulling over. That is a rule… Because a vehicle is driving too slow, that is not a reason to initiate a pursuit. Especially something of that size. It’s something they’re going to have to justify and the Independent Investigations Office rightfully is going to look at this under a microscope.” “The reality is… High speed pursuits…

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