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Paul Doroshenko interviewed by CKNW’s Mike Smyth on distracted driving

Full interview available on CKNW: CKNW: Let's talk about distracted driving in our province now. we all know BC government has been sounding the alarm on the number of crashes and deaths caused by distracted driving in our province. they're bringing in huge new penalties on people caught using their phones behind the wheel of their car. You get set for even tougher action on this. With ICBC losing so much money, this is government is on the hunt for for new revenue so i suspect you might see those distracted driving penalties go even higher. but are the statistics telling us the...

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Paul Doroshenko interviewed by Global BC on cellphone driving numbers

From Global BC: Are governments, ICBC and even the police exaggerating the dangers of distracted driving? A Richmond company says its Freedom of Information request has revealed far fewer deaths due to drivers using cellphones behind the wheel than officials claim. Ted Chernecki reports:     Most of us have seen those intersection crackdowns on motorists suspected of using their cellphones while driving. You’ll see one officer here a West Van corporal, now retired, who at the time asked himself what was he doing here, really? Grant Gottegetreu: We’ve been told as traffic officers and police officers, it’s cellphones, right from the brass on down they’re...

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Paul Doroshenko interviewed on CKNW980 on cellphone driving numbers

From CKNW/Global News: A Richmond lawyer says ICBC and the province are greatly exaggerating the number of deaths caused by using an electronic device behind the wheel. According to Paul Doroshenko, BC Coroners stats show that 14 people died from using an electronic device while driving between 2008 and 2016. This after ICBC said last year that 80 people a year were dying from distracted driving. “They lump in people who are staring at their radio, or just drift off not thinking, maybe people who fall asleep, with people with cellphone violations,” said Doroshenko. “Clearly, cellphone violations aren’t the threat they are made out...

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Paul Doroshenko interviewed by News1130 on cellphone driving numbers

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Is our province’s public auto insurer providing us with misleading information about distracted driving and its consequences? A lawyer has new numbers suggesting cell phone use is not as big a factor in road deaths as we’ve been led to believe by ICBC. Just 14 deaths between 2008 and 2016 have been linked to people using electronic devices behind the wheel, according to the BC Coroner’s service — in contrast to ICBC’s website, which says 78 people die due to distracted driving each year. Lawyer Paul Doroshenko with Acumen Law got that information by filing a freedom of information...

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Paul Doroshenko interviewed on CBC Radio’s BC Almanac on cellphone driving

Paul Doroshenko, a lawyer with Acumen Law, and Steve Wallace, a driving instructor and owner of Wallace Driving School, on distracted driving and driver education. David Black, an associate professor at Royal Roads University's School of Communication and Culture, on social media etiquette in light of critical reaction to Alessia Cara's Grammy win. From BC Almanac: Attorney General David Eby has promised changes to ICBC after it was revealed the insurer was facing a $1.3 billion shortfall this fiscal year. While the province consider its options, we want to know how much personal responsibility should drivers take to reduce motor vehicle crashes....

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Paul Doroshenko interviewed on CBC’s The Homestretch

The proposed plan to decriminalize drunk driving in Alberta is getting mixed reviews right now. The provincial government said to change the way drunk drivers are policed and prosecuted in Alberta. It's sim liar to the system already in place in BC. Officers will be given the option of laying criminal charges, but for the most part first-time offenders will be given sanctions that include fines, roadside towing and licence suspensions. Mothers Against Drunk Driving think this will be a good move for the court system and hopes the number of who drink and drive will decease, but not everyone is...

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Paul Doroshenko Interviewed on Steele and Drex – AM980 CKNW

Refuting the Notion that ‘Standardized Field Sobriety Tests’ should be used to Test Drivers for Cannabis Usage As we get closer and closer to legalization, everybody’s jockeying to figure out the best way to deal with cannabis-impaired drivers. On Friday, we spoke to a retired police Drug Recognition Expert about how their program works. Now, our next guest says that’s all hogwash. Guest: Paul Doroshenko - Criminal defense lawyer with Acumen Law   Steele and Drex: You were frustrated on Friday. You thought this guy had no idea what he was talking about. What do you think? Paul Doroshenko: Well Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were...

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Paul Doroshenko Interviewed on Steele and Drex: Charges stayed against notorious gangster Jamie Bacon

In a shocking decision, the BC Supreme Court has stayed murder and conspiracy charges against notorious gangster Jamie Bacon. The charges were laid following six murders: known as the Surrey Six, a case described drug turf dispute that went wrong and resulted in multiple innocents being executed.   Steele and Drex: What was your reaction when you first heard this today? Paul Doroshenko: It’s shocking...

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Paul Doroshenko interviewed on Global News at 6

A day after BC's real estate watchdog promised changes to make purchasing a home in this province more transparent for buyers and sellers. Calls tonight for another change to empower consumers. Right now only realtors can see the full database of available homes. But some say there's no good reason that information should not be available to everybody. What you see in the MLS is only part of a much larger database accessible only by licenced realtors. The real estate board of Vancouver is threatening to sue ThinkPol, an online site that claims a realtor gave it access to some of that...

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