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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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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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