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Grant on The Roy Green Show

Grant joins Jody Vance to discuss Canada’s worst driving habits. … “There’s no Motor Vehicle Act charge for distracted driving. Which there should be. That way the police can write the ticket for the person who’s putting their makeup on or shaving while they’re driving… Which I’ve seen. Or reading a newspaper. We think of distracted driving as only the use of a cellphone, but there’s so many other things that distract.” Listen to the full podcast here.

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Grant on Mornings with Simi

If you thought the drivers out there seemed to be more crazy during the height of the pandemic…you were right! The VPD saw a 44% increase in excessive speeding during March and April, compared to the same figures from 2019.  Listen here.

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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…

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Grant on The Lynda Steele Show: B.C. court rules disabling cellphone while driving still constitutes distracted driving

Grant Gottgetreu joins Lynda to discuss a ruling that a driver with their cell phone powered ‘off’ is still considered to be distracted driving. “The way that the law has been written by the government… it is very ambiguous, it is very confusing… The officers can’t agree on what is ‘use’, the courts can’t agree on what is ‘use’, the government gives their spin on what is ‘use’ and that gives nothing but mass confusion…” Listen to the full show…

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Grant on Global News at 6: B.C.’s distracted driving law could be adjusted after another ticket tossed out by court

The latest distracted driving ticket to get tossed out by a B.C. judge could lead to adjustments to the law itself, the province’s public safety minister says. The decision handed down in Victoria provincial court Tuesday concerned a Victoria woman who was fined for having her phone sitting on her lap while stopped at a red light in December 2018 in Esquimalt. … Grant Gottgetreu, a former road safety officer who worked for RCMP and police departments in West Vancouver…

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Grant Gottgetreu on the Lynda Steele Show: Full Podcast

“There is an offence under the Motor Vehicle Act called slow driving. People don’t know that… It is a fine and 3 points… There’s a difference between slow driving and doing the speed limit. If you’re behind somebody and they’re doing 50 in a 50 zone, they’re not slow driving, they’re actually doing the speed limit… Slow driving is subjective by the police. You have to decide what your threshold is. Mine was 10 to 15 kms under the speed…

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Grant Gottgetreu on the Lynda Steele Show: A disclaimer on headlights and tail lights!

Grant Gottgetreu joins the Lynda Steele Show to talk about vehicle safety. “As soon as they introduced daytime running lights, that’s when the problem was created. They didn’t link the two. (Before we had) the daytime running lights your dashboard lights would be off. So people would clue in and go ‘wait a minute, I’ve got to turn my lights on, I can’t see my dashboard lights.’… But now the dashboard lights are on when the daytime running lights are…

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