Kyla Lee

The Unintended Race-Based Consequences of ICBC’s Insurance Changes

Last year, changes came into effect with ICBC policies that now require a vehicle owner to list on the insurance policy the other individuals who will drive the vehicle. As most British Columbians are now aware, your insurance rates are directly impacted by the insurance history of the other people that you list.

But the flip side of this is that if you loan your vehicle to someone not listed on the policy, you may be in a situation where the vehicle is uninsured as your coverage will not extend to the unlisted drivers. There are exceptions to this rule, but that can be the case.

The consequence of this is not just that you have to pay more for your insurance. Rather, this gives the police greater authority to conduct arbitrary traffic stops of vehicles. Which also gives the police greater authority to target and harass people of colour.

Alberta’s New Drunk Driving Law Will Ruin More Lives Than It Saves

Alberta’s New Drunk Driving Law Will Ruin Lives

There has been a great deal of discussion about Alberta’s new proposed impaired driving law, and how it will save lives. The government points to the so-called success of the BC Immediate Roadside Prohibition scheme as a basis to conclude that imposing these measures to decriminalize drunk driving will lead to fewer impaired-driving deaths.

But the reality is that while it is arguable (though not proven) that more lives will be saved, the outcome will be that more lives will be ruined.

To find out how this law will ruin more lives than it saves, read on.

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 105

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at Lenny Dykstra. Baseball superstar; legal sufferer. We also look at the case of one young man who spent twenty two hours on a real passion project, in a very interesting set of circumstances. And finally, we have a little chuckle at a pickle that one Massachusetts resident found himself in.

Follow the jump to read more of this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe!

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 104

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at a rash of public-sex crimes. Apparently the requirement for social distancing has left people more than a little horny, as they can’t keep their hands off each other until they are out of public.

And what would Weird and Wacky Wednesdays be without a Florida man? This week, we look at a case involving a Florida man who was a little too arrogant in his livestreaming.

Follow the jump to read more of this week’s weird and wacky legal cases.

Kyla Lee on Global News

Nanaimo grandmother fights excessive speeding ticket

A Nanaimo grandmother is fighting her excessive speeding ticket, saying while she admits to driving over the limit, the punishment does not fit the crime. Brad MacLeod reports.

Watch the full video here.

Kyla Lee on Radio NL

On the guidelines for businesses that are starting to reopen, Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry says these are not regulations, what they are, are guidance documents.

The only exception is the requirement to have a COVID-19 safety plan which needs to be posted where the public can see it.

Is a Driving While Prohibited Charge a Criminal Charge?

driving while prohibited

Many people who contact my office are not sure about whether they are facing the consequences of a criminal record for a driving while prohibited charge. These individuals are wondering whether a driving while prohibited charge is a criminal charge. And the answer, unfortunately, is more complicated than a simple “yes” or “no.”

In order to better understand this issue, first we need to understand what we are dealing with when looking at a driving while prohibited charge. …

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