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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.

On CBC News is Kyla Lee regarding Legal Pot

Kyla Lee, founder of the Canadian Impaired Driving Lawyers Association, has been monitoring the impaired driving caseload and said there hasn’t been a marked increase in cannabis-impaired driving since legalization.

Kyla Lee on CTV News regarding Legal Cannabis

Kyla Lee said Canada’s amended impaired driving law is problematic because the presence of cannabis in someone’s system is not a valid measure of impairment.

Kyla Lee on The Star

Kyla Lee who has successfully argued down distracted driving tickets in court before is pleased with the VPD taking swift action to review the circumstances in this case and ending to the stress that her client was experiencing

Kyla Lee on CBC Listen


In connection to a Vancouver woman ticketed for having a cellphone in the cupholder, Lawyer Kyla Lee speaks with Stephen Quinn about B.C.’s distracted driving laws.

NewWestminster Record: ‘Roadside’ driving prohibitions don’t need to be served at the roadside, court finds

The “roadside” driving prohibition, a tool for police to handle cases of impaired driving without going to court, doesn’t literally have to be served at the side of the road, as its name may imply.

Lee, who specializes in impaired driving cases, said she was disappointed to see the original ruling overturned in the Sept. 11 Appeal Court ruling, penned by Justice Elizabeth Bennett.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Ontario says it just wants to make it more convenient for drivers. But criminal defence lawyer Kyla Lee warns that allowing the police to verify insurance information on a smartphone might open you up to abuses of your rights.

Kyla: “My advice would be not to do it. It is incredibly foolish to give police access to as much personal information as you keep on your phone–particularly if that information could in any way incriminate you of just make an officer suspicious…”

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