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Grant on The Mike Smyth Show: LNG Canada debate, Income-based traffic fines, & Two drinks a week!

“Would income-based traffic fines be an effective solution to tackling driving offences?” “The police aren’t going to know roadside what your income is, unless suddenly they have access to their computers, to your annual tax return from the year before…If the fines were meant to be a deterrent, there would still be no points for using electronics…” “If they brought a system in like this… Do you think police officers would think to pull over high-end cars to generate a…

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The Alex Fraser Bridge closure – What could have been done differently?

Grant Gottgetreu, Former traffic cop in New West and West Vancouver, now a forensic criminal and traffic consultant at Forensictrafficpro.com discusses whether or not traffic could have still been allowed to move across the Alex Fraser Bridge during a crisis situation earlier this week. “In a situation like this – I’m going to assume you’ve had to deal with some of these, what is the priority of the police? How do they go about getting control of the situation?” “…One…

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Grant on Global News BC: Vancouver Police seek clues in crash that killed baby

Days after a baby was killed in a tragic collision in downtown Vancouver, investigators are appealing for a specific witness to come forward. Kristen Robinson has more on the plea, what experts say may have caused the crash and the suspect driver’s history with police. … Forensic traffic consultant, Grant Gottgetreu says investigators will be examining video surveillance and performing mechanical inspections on both vehicles. “It wouldn’t surprise me if it was an attempt to beat a light” “I think…

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Grant on Back on the Beat with John Daly

The RCMP says now that it’s issued the first Covid-19 non-essential travel ticket – $575. … “I suspect what’s happening in most cases is the police are relying on the honour system–that when they have a driver stopped at these road-checks… the person is being honest.”

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Grant on Global News BC: Dangerous dining? Concerns raised over safety of some B.C. temporary patios

The pivot to temporary patios is giving struggling B.C. restaurants room to survive during the COVID-19 crisis, but concerns are being raised about the safety of diners parked behind a fence on the street in high-traffic areas. … Gottgetreu, who now works as a forensic traffic consultant, said patio patrons sitting behind a thin temporary wooden or metal fence set up alongside lanes of vehicle traffic are getting a taste of what could be a dining disaster. “We’re trusting the motoring public…

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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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