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Grant on the Jas Johal Show: Support for speed-on-green cameras, unbearable Christmas songs & environmental needs

“No, you need to have that human contact, the immediate you got caught with your hand in the cookie jar. The repercussions are immediate, you get the ticket, you get the points, you get the fine. Depending how fast you’re going, you get your car towed.” “The problem with these government officials like this, this one in Vancouver who wants more cameras there, who’s going to pay for that? Well, it’s us the taxpayer and that’s not really a good…

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Grant on The Mike Smyth Show: BC Highway Patrol stops attending crashes

“I think the RCMP in British Columbia have to be very careful right now. If they’re going to say they’re going to decrease service to these areas… The RCMP are not set in stone in BC, so Holly has to be very careful that she doesn’t make the case for the provincial government to say ‘we don’t need the RCMP in these areas anymore’.” “The reality is, the municipal departments and the other jurisdictions don’t have time to go running…

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Grant on The Mike Smyth Show: Should municipalities be allowed to install traffic cameras

“It’s a cash revenue. And I think if you put anything at that one location, people will behave themselves at that intersection… If you put a police car at that intersection with nobody in it, people are going to slow down. If people know there’s a camera there, they’re going to slow down. It doesn’t change driving habits other than in that one location.” “I don’t have a problem with the red light cameras because that evidence is pretty solid….

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Grant on The Jas Johal Show: Should right turns at the red light be banned?

“If you look at the downtown core, traffic is already a disaster as it is. So if you put up these signs that prohibit a righthand turn on a red light… by the time the light turns green, the pedestrians are now free to walk and that prevents you from making a right turn. And of course there’s a lot of pedestrians that ignore those ‘don’t walk’ signs, so you might get one car through… So I don’t see it…

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Grant on The Jill Bennet Show: New Westminster is proposing speed limits for e-scooters!

“Have you been buzzed by an e-scooter lately on a sidewalk in your neighbourhood?” “With these e-scooters they go as fast as 30km/h” “If you look at the definition of a motor vehicle in the Motor Vehicle Act, the e-scooters fall within that definition.” “For every responsible rider on an e-scooter, you’re going to have an irresponsible one.” “Stay on the road don’t go on the sidewalk, end of story.” “There’s no insurance, no driver’s license, etc. So when it…

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Grant on The Mike Smyth Show: Chrystia Freeland gets a speeding ticket!

“My concern with how fast she was going, allegedly, was that she claims not to own a car… that would lead one to believe that she doesn’t drive a lot. Going that speed if you haven’t driven in a long time is really unsafe especially if you are unfamiliar with it. So there’s two trains of thought here… Either she drives a lot more than what she’s claiming or she was just really careless with her driving if she doesn’t…

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Grant on the Jas Johal Show: Seattle adds traffic cameras to catch drivers on bus lanes. Should Vancouver do the same?

“While the red light intersection cameras are useful…where do we stop?”“Everything is going to be automated? Everything is going to be on a camera?”“Are we going to have cameras for 80 or 90 different violations that people are going to get caught on?” “A lot of these cameras are more set up for safety reasons…that one is going to be nothing but a cash cow.”

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Grant on the Mike Smyth Show: Housing problems, Widening Highway 1 through the Fraser Valley, & Banning pit-bulls?

You have no choice but to travel the highway if you want to go east. “With that increase of population to the Fraser Valley comes increased traffic and obviously Highway 1 being 2 lanes each way can’t handle the increase in traffic.” “It’s a critical, critical commuter route, it’s a critical route for truck traffic. Obviously there’s a great case there to widen the highway as fast as possible and get those shovels in the ground, out to Chilliwack as…

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Grant on The Mike Smyth Show: Driving pet peeves!

What drives you nuts when you’re on the road?“…the infrastructure of the lower mainland has not kept up with the growth and the increase in population and drivers.” “The beauty of the MVA if you’re on a bicycle, you can get a ticket if you go through a stop sign, or a red light, even for speeding… There are some really good cyclists out there and then there are some really poor ones.”

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Grant on The Mike Smyth Show: Air conditioners for vulnerable British Columbians, Failing driving tests, & Sports gambling ads!

Why are half of new drivers failing their road tests? “I’ve always maintained that the written exam – the test you take to get your learners is far too easy. But the road test obviously there’s ramifications and that’s excellent… Everyone that applies for a driving test (should have to go) to a driving school first, not have been taught by Mommy and Daddy who all have bad driving habits. If ICBC and the government were really serious about saving…

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