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Emergency Vehicles

WATCH FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES STOPPED ON THE ROAD AND SHOULDERS

Move Over and Pass with Caution

To increase safety, Ontario's Highway Traffic Act Section 159.1 now requires motorists to slow down and pass with caution when approaching a police, fire, or ambulance vehicle stopped with its red lights flashing in the same direction of travel, either in a lane or on the shoulder of the road. If the road has two or more lanes, the motorist must move over into another lane, if it can be done safely.

The Penalty

First Offence:

  • $500.00
  • Plus 3 demerit points upon conviction
Second Offence (within 5 years):

  • $1,000 to $4,000
  • Possible jail time up to 6 months
  • Possible suspension of driver's licence for up to 2 years

Contact: Traffic Management Sergeant 705-675-9171 ext. 2411