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How To Deal With Emergency Vehicles When Driving

Updated: 2 days ago

The Move Over Law

The move over law states that when and emergency vehicle has its emergency lights on while on the side of the highway a driver must slow down to 60 km/hr and move over to the next lane (farthest from the emergency vehicle) if it is safe to do so. If you can’t change lanes just slow down .

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Why You Should Move Over

Halifax Cop Jumps Over Highway Median To Avoid A Speeding Truck

This crash happened in 2017 on Highway 102 at Exit 2. Halifax Regional Police were on a scene investigating a fatal crash when a pickup that was speeding in the left lane obliterated a police motorcycle. The officer jumped over the median to avoid getting hit.

RCMP Thanks Drivers For Moving Over

If you were on Hwy. 101 between Exit 2A and Exit 3 yesterday morning, S/Sgt. Parry with RCMP Traffic Services wants to give you a shout out for slowing down and moving over! Thank you for doing your part to help make our roads and highways safer.

When an emergency vehicle has its emergency lights on you have to yield to it

Emergency vehicles like ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles using their flashing lights and sirens have the right of way. When one of these vehicles approaches you from ahead or behind with its blue or red lights flashing, move to the right side of the road and stop. Always yield to emergency vehicles when they're responding to an emergency with their lights or sirens activated. They're usually trying to get somewhere quickly to save someone's life.

When an emergency vehicle has its emergency lights on you have to yield to it

Emergency vehicles are like deer. When you see one, you can usually expect to see more. And, if you keep one of your windows open slightly you will hear them coming much sooner. Yield to them when their lights and or sirens are on and give them as much space as possible.


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