NEWS - BC to Have Slow Down, Move Over Law
Mon, 2009-04-06 21:31 — DriveSmartBC The Motor Vehicle Act Regulations have been amended to create Division 47 which is scheduled to come into effect June 1, 2009. The new rules will require drivers approaching stopped emergency vehicles displaying flashing lights to slow down, and if traffic permits, to move over into the adjacent lane in order to pass by. The changes will provide a safe working area for emergency crews.
On roads posted at 80 km/h and above drivers must slow to 70 km/h and on those posted below 80 km/h to 40 km/h. The requirements will apply to drivers passing police, fire, ambulance and towing vehicles, as well as vehicles used by commercial vehicle safety and enforcement personnel, passenger vehicle inspectors, conservation officers, park rangers, and special provincial constables employed in the Ministry of Forests and Range.
The ticketed amount for drivers who fail to obey will be $173 and 3 penalty points will be assessed on conviction.
And my comment is:
I see lots of tow trucks / push trucks parked on the side of the road or in pull outs with their lights on but they are just waiting for their next call, reading the newspaper, near the Port Mann bridge for example.
What is your take on this? (Bison or Ask a Cop)?