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Grant Gottgetreu on The Jill Bennett Show: Intersection Speed Cameras

Jill Bennett: “What is your take on the fact that we are going to be seeing these cameras at various intersections in BC that have been deemed the highest risk?” “I feel a little better that it’s not photo radar, my understanding is it’s a different type of equipment that’s used. It has something to do with sensors and timing the vehicle between two points. However, I’m not as willing to accept the word of the government so graciously. I…

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Grant Gottgetreu on The Ryan Jespersen Show

Grant Gottgetreu, a Forensic Traffic Consultant and a retired police corporal discussed what the new impaired driving laws mean for police and drivers. He shared his views on the change of legislation based on his experiences. … “I am always suspicious when the government enacts a law that comes with a monetary penalty because it is like are you doing this for the greater good or you are doing this because you want to get money out of us? I…

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Grant Gottgetreu on The Jill Bennett Show Regarding The Rollback of The Controversial Intersection Speeding Program

Former Traffic Officer Grant Gottgetreu shares his feedback on the Province’s rollback of the controversial intersection speeding program. The government recently decided to delay the rollout of intersection speeding cameras so that they can gather more information on the behaviour of motorists. … When asked what exactly the government is looking for, this was his response. “I have no idea because quite frankly what we are not getting from the government, which is shocking I know, is transparency. They are not telling…

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Grant Gottgetreu on The Lynda Steele Show

Lynda opens the show!  During the month of September police will be conducting more strategic enforcement focusing on distracted driving.  Along with ICBC they’ll be launching radio and television ads enforcing the proper rules of the road.  But do you know you can get a ticket for texting at a red light – like while stopped.  Actually you can get a ticket for even looking at your phone at red light can get you a ticket?  Is this about safety…

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O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo

Grant has almost 30 years of policing experience, focusing primarily in the areas of traffic investigations and enforcement.  He has extensive experience in impaired driving investigations and has been a Qualified Technician since 1992 and an ASD Operator/Calibrator/Instructor since 1990.  He is also a master instructor in all modes of police radar and police laser/lidar devices, as well as being a Court recognized expert in police radar.  Grant has been a key note speaker across Canada at Alcohol and Drug Impaired Driving Conferences.  He…

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‘Darth Radar’ switches from handing out speeding tickets to helping the defence Gordon McIntyre

From handing out some of the harshest punishments that traffic laws allow to now helping those on the receiving end, Grant Gottgetreu has moved on. Known by former police colleagues as “Darth Radar,”  Gottgetreu hung up his speed gun in April after impounding more than 2,000 vehicles for excessive speeding (40 or more kilometres an hour above the posted limit). The 48-year-old, who was a traffic officer and team supervisor for 28 years in New Westminster, West Vancouver and with the Integrated Road Safety…

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Metro Vancouver traffic cop impounds 2,000 vehicles in six years

Metro Vancouver traffic cop impounds 2,000 vehicles in six years He’s got a thing that’s called radar love. Cpl. Grant Gottgetreu, a traffic cop with the West Vancouver Police Department on secondment to the Integrated Road Safety Unit, on Saturday nabbed his 2,000th vehicle for excessive speeding since 2010. It is a labour of love for the 27-year veteran cop. “Some guys focus on drug enforcement, some on distracted drivers,” Gottgetreu said. “My thing is excessive speeding.” Gottgetreu said he handles…

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Dozens of drivers ticketed by undercover eye in the sky

Officers from West Vancouver Police Department and North Vancouver RCMP, and ICBC staff set up a sting operation at the corner of Capilano Road and Marine Drive in the soaking rain in time for the afternoon rush hour. One of the offenders even waved, smartphone in hand, to the undercover officer, according to the RCMP. “Most people were accepting of the fact they were in the wrong, realizing that someone had a bird’s eye view of them made them feel…

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New West officers recognized on Alexa’s Team

New West officers recognized on Alexa’s Team It has been seven years since four-year-old Alexa Middelaer was killed by an alcohol-impaired driver. In that time the police, her family and their supporters have worked tirelessly to make British Columbia’s roads safer for everyone — and they are. On Thursday, May 7, ICBC and MADD Canada honoured 124 members of the 2014 Alexa’s Team from the Lower Mainland for continuing to keep communities safe by removing drivers affected by alcohol or drugs from…

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Speedsters beware: This West Vancouver cop has you on the radar

Speedsters beware: This West Vancouver cop has you on the radar If you’re speeding excessively through West Vancouver, chances are Cpl. Grant Gottgetreu will have you on his radar. The West Vancouver cop is likely to catch you, slap you with a fine and take your vehicle away for at least a week — or up to two months if you’re a serial speeder. Just ask the man racing for the ferry who was nailed by Gottgetreu after going 45…

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