The B.C. Government Is Buckling Down on So-Called Dangerous Drivers
Potential Legal Issues with Proposed Impaired Driving Laws
On December 1, 2017, the provincial government enacted stricter rules for so-called dangerous drivers in British Columbia. Drivers can now face longer prohibitions, and immediate vehicle impoundments, as a result of dangerous driving behavior.
But is it really making our roads safer? And what's actually changed?
I joined Roundhouse Radio's Gene Valaitis to discuss what's really going on and what drivers can expect on the roads this holiday season and beyond.
Listen to the full interview here.
Detecting TCH Levels in Drivers Will Pose A Problem for Law Enforcement
The federal government intends to change Canada's impaired driving laws, and have introduced amendments to the Criminal Code in order to do so. Some of those amendments are extremely problematic.
On this segment of CBC's Power & Politics, I discuss some potential legal issues that could arise as a result of the Liberal government's proposed changes to our criminal impaired driving laws.
Watch the full interview.
Justin Trudeau's marijuana bill gives police a free ride to target drivers
Driving while high? How will TCH levels on the roadside be determined as over the limit? There are many wrinkles to be ironed out, and some may never come out at all...
Listen to my interview with Roundhouse Radio's Gene Valaitis as we canvass this very important and interesting legal issue.
Ontario Distracted Driving Fine Stops Short Of Being A Real Solution
While the bill's main focus is centred around the legalization of marijuana, controversy is raging over the impaired-driving provisions. They seek to create a scheme that would involve arbitrary and mandatory roadside breath tests for motorists.
If this new bill were to pass, police officers would be able to demand breath samples, regardless of the circumstances and even where there is no reasonable basis for doing so.
How B.C. Is Cracking Down On Distracted Driving
Distracted driving has been branded the "new" drunk driving.
It seems that every time you turn on the news, there's another story about the damage and loss caused by distracted driving. The carnage caused by distracted drivers is only growing as access to technology increases.
But are efforts to combat it going too far...or not far enough?
Many have compared distracted driving to the daunting dangers of drinking and driving—and yet our fight against distracted driving has just begun. Drivers of all generations are prone to using their devices while behind the wheel. As the use of mobile devices becomes more prevalent, and as more people become more dependent on them, concerns around distracted driving are more legitimate than ever.
But are these penalties really necessary?