Month: January 2020

Another Distracted Driving Ticket Overturned on Appeal

As if there has not been enough confusion about distracted driving laws, it appears that yet again confusion over what is permissible has led to an improper conviction for one driver.

The most recent case overturning a distracted driving ticket is that of R. v. Ali. This is yet another case where the officer observed a cell phone charging in a cup holder, and this evidence formed the basis of the conviction.

But, for reasons I discuss in this blog post, this case is a little more complex.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Eighty Five

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at what happens when adults don’t use
snow responsibly. Then, we find out just how bad things can get if you spit on a Trump
supporter. Finally, we question why Yamaha needs to put a weirdly specific legal disclaimer out
into the world.

Follow the jump and read on to find out more about the weirdest and wackiest legal cases from
around the world.

Should Carsharing Drivers Submit to Breathalyzers?

A Canadian lawyer is pushing for carsharing companies to add breathalyzers to their cars, following a crash in Vancouver involving a Car2Go vehicle that killed a taxi driver.

According to News 1130, lawyer Kyla Lee of Acumen Law Corporation is arguing that the cost of installation would be covered because the vehicles are used so often, and that you can’t put a price on someone’s life. 

You can read the full article here.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Eighty Four

This week, Weird and Wacky Wednesdays brings you all of your favourite standards. First, we look at a Florida woman who committed a really shitty assault. Then, we examine the case of a particularly unique driver who decided to do something to attract police attention. Finally, we look at a woman who has a full-on meltdown in a McDonald’s over dipping sauce.

Follow the jump for some of the best weird and wacky legal stories from around the globe.

How I would write BC’s distracted driving law

There has been a great deal of confusion, yet again, over British Columbia’s distracted driving law. In an effort to make the law more clear, I recently suggested that I would spend my next free weekend writing out a new version of the law for the government.

Since I’m a woman of my word, I did it. I spent a Friday night, writing what I hope is a sensible and comprehensible version of the law.

Follow the jump below to read what I would have written, if I wrote the law. And I fully invite the government to borrow what I have written and amend the legislation accordingly. As you will see, what I have written is undeniably clear and answers questions that have led to confusion for drivers, police officers, and the courts.

Let me know in the comments what you think.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Eighty Three

Are you missing out on your weird and wacky legal content right now? Last week, Wednesday fell on Christmas Day and so there was no weird and wacky post. But this week, it falls on New Year’s Day, which means you’re getting some content.

And boy howdy do we have a crazy lineup of legal cases for you. First, we answer the question of how four people can be charged with impaired operation at the same time. Then, we examine the case of a woman who has the shoddiest defence of all time to her drug possession charges. And finally, we travel back to Florida for a beachside bang-o-rama.

Follow the jump to read more about the weirdest and wackiest legal cases from the past two weeks. …

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