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Move Over Law

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The "move over law" has enacted in 2003 to protect first responders from traffic.

Slow down when approaching stopped emergency vehicle

When approaching a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights flashing, slow down and proceed with caution. In addition to slowing down, if possible, move into another lane if you can do so safely. Pay attention to traffic, the road conditions and the weather, to ensure that you do not collide with the emergency vehicle or endanger any person outside of the emergency vehicle.

Following a fire department vehicle

Drivers must stay at least 150 metres back from a fire department vehicle responding to an alarm. If you can stop safely behind an emergency services vehicle you must do so.

Offence

Anyone found guilty of an offence is liable for:

  • On a first offence: a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $2,000
  • Each subsequent offence: a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $4,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.
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