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Driving law drives the law. Our legal system is shaped and developed by what happens when we are in our cars. Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee discusses with guests all things related to the rules of the road and how it is constantly changing the legal landscape.

Driving Law Driving Law

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Driving law drives the law. Our legal system is shaped and developed by what happens when we are in our cars. Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee discusses with guests all things related to the rules of the road and how it is constantly changing the legal landscape.

    Episode 156: Dangerous driving, ICBC no-fault insurance

    Episode 156: Dangerous driving, ICBC no-fault insurance

    A driver convicted of dangerous driving has got Kyla and Paul talking this week. They examine how sentencing works for dangerous driving and also when a discharge may or may not apply.

    This week marks the introduction of no-fault vehicle insurance in BC. A recent case already suggests it will have some problems. A nurse who was injured in an accident found herself in a dispute with ICBC after it denied her full claim.

    And join Kyla and Paul for a new Ridiculous Driver of the Week.

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    • 42 min
    Episode 155: Covid-19 travel restrictions

    Episode 155: Covid-19 travel restrictions

    A special episode examining the Covid-19 travel restrictions from different angles.

    With the BC government yet to provide clarification on its recently imposed travel restrictions, Kyla and Paul discuss the government's messaging and whether it could have been better.

    Kyla and Paul then turn their attention to the federal government and the debate between protecting the safety of the public and infringing upon Charter rights.

    They also talk about the impact vaccinations will have on people's freedom of movement. Could restrictions in the future discriminate against people who are unvaccinated?

    Last but not least, there's Ridiculous Driver of the Week.

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    • 37 min
    Episode 154: Covid-19 travel restrictions, ICBC 'reprehensible tactics'

    Episode 154: Covid-19 travel restrictions, ICBC 'reprehensible tactics'

    Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential travel between health authority areas are coming into effect in BC. The new rules will enable police to randomly stop vehicles, but what legal powers do they have at a roadblock? Are the new rules enforceable and how will violations be prosecuted?

    Meanwhile, some questionable proceedings at court have led to calls for new court rules to prevent time-wasting cases from going too far.

    Kyla and Paul discuss a recent case in which ICBC was ordered to pay special costs to a litigant for its "reprehensible tactics".

    A judicial review of an IRP acts as a good case study for why you shouldn't represent yourself.

    And finally, this week's Ridiculous Driver of the Week has to be seen to be believed: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9467499/All-aboard-Motorist-Mexico-packs-belongings-slowly-moving-Ford-pickup-truck.html

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    • 36 min
    Episode 153: Cannabis impairment study, cycling proposal

    Episode 153: Cannabis impairment study, cycling proposal

    A new study from the USA's National Institute of Justice shows that current methods for testing drivers for impairment by cannabis at the roadside are unreliable. Kyla and Paul discuss what impact, if at all, the findings will have on law enforcement in Canada.

    Could impaired driving lawyers in Canada be doing more to help their clients? What lessons can they learn from their counterparts in the US?

    A proposal put forward by the BC Cycling coalition has Kyla's blood boiling. The motion would amend the Motor Vehicle Act to require passing drivers to keep 1.5 m away from cyclists.

    And, as usual, there's Ridiculous Driver of the Week.

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    • 40 min
    Episode 152: Tiger Woods, Surrey officer's driving offences, driving without due care and attention

    Episode 152: Tiger Woods, Surrey officer's driving offences, driving without due care and attention

    Tiger Woods was in the news after an investigation into his recent crash concluded he was driving at nearly twice the speed limit at the time. So why wasn't he charged with speeding? Kyla Lee and Paul Doroshenko examine some of the possible reasons.

    Meanwhile, there was some controversy after it was revealed an officer recently named an inspector with Surrey PD has a history of impaired driving. Kyla and Paul discuss what happens when officers get charged with such offences.

    Then, the BC Supreme Court recently upheld an 85-year-old woman's five-year driving prohibition for driving without due care and attention after she hit a toddler. But was the sentence proportionate?

    A new Ridiculous Driver of the Week rounds off the podcast.

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    • 48 min
    Episode 151: Special guest Jan Semenoff

    Episode 151: Special guest Jan Semenoff

    Paul Doroshenko is joined by Jan Semenoff, an expert on alcohol breath testing and editor of Counterpoint, the journal of science and the law.

    They discuss topics including BC's Immediate Roadside Prohibition scheme.

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

mettamettamettametta ,

Engaging and relevant

I really appreciate the friendly and competent nature of the hosts, and the easy to understand discussions on the legal landscape of all things pertaining driving, in particular the ones on ICBC. I’m not fond of the intro track though; it’s rather jarring, and annoying to skip over every time. Other than that, awesome show! 😊

Chagger ,

Incredibly informative and accessible

Kyla and occasional co-host Paul are incredibly informed and experienced when it comes to law’s related to driving. They provide information in plain English rather than lawyer-speak. They present all sides of an issue so that the listener is informed and can draw their own conclusion about the issues.

I particularly appreciate that they state their position on the issues (with supporting information). Many podcasts are informative but kinda vanilla when it comes to their position. Not the case here! They are respectful and professional and principled. Love it!

MWardman ,

Very Interesting and Educational

I really enjoy listening to this podcast and I learn something new every time I listen to it. Also, I’m a law student at the U of S so it’s not just the UBC law students listening!

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