Post Tagged with: "Move Over Law"

Sask. safety blitz catches hundreds of drivers speeding past emergency vehicles

Sask. safety blitz catches hundreds of drivers speeding past emergency vehicles

Regina, Saskatchewan — November 11, 2015 – The province’s motorists aren’t getting the Move Over law message, according to a recent safety blitz conducted by RCMP. The Regina Leader Post reports 478 drivers were caught zipping past emergency vehicles—including police cruisers, fire trucks, ambulances and tow trucks—over one week in June and one week in […]

West Shore RCMP ramp up Move Over law enforcement

West Shore RCMP ramp up Move Over law enforcement

West Shore, British Columbia — October 21, 2015 – RCMP are cracking down on motorists in violation of the province’s Move Over law this month in an effort to raise awareness of the live-saving legislation. Throughout October, West Shore RCMP are targeting enforcement of the law put in place to protect roadside workers—including police officers, […]

Alberta drivers aren’t getting Move Over law message: tow operator

Alberta drivers aren’t getting Move Over law message: tow operator

Calgary, Alberta — October 12, 2015 – Motorists in Alberta rarely abide by the province’s Move Over law, according to a local tow truck driver. City Wide Towing’s Jeff Hribnack and Global News recently teamed up to test Calgary motorists, using their vehicles to stage a highway roadside recovery. Hribdnack and Global News reporter Stefan […]

NL police remind motorists of road safety rules

NL police remind motorists of road safety rules

Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador — October 12, 2015 – A Paradise man’s dangerous actions have prompted police to urge drivers to abide by the province’s Move Over law. The Western Star reports a man driving a 2004 Dodge Viper is facing numerous charges after fleeing from the RCMP on the Trans-Canada Highway just east of […]

Calgary tow operator injured on highway

Calgary tow operator injured on highway

Calgary, Alberta — October 8, 2015 – A tow truck driver was left with serious injuries after he was struck on Calgary’s Deerfoot Trail N.E. earlier this week. Metro News reports the operator was recovering a vehicle in the far left lane near the 16 Avenue N.E turnoff on October 5 at around 7:30 p.m. when he was […]

Driver charged after hitting tow operator on Ottawa highway

Driver charged after hitting tow operator on Ottawa highway

Ottawa, Ontario — September 3, 2015 – Ottawa police have charged a 19-year-old woman after she hit a tow truck driver on Highway 417 last week. Zoya Flick of Smith Falls has been charged for having improper tires, CBC News reports. Police say the offence, combined with rainy conditions, played a part in the August […]

Ottawa tow operator struck on Highway 417, in critical condition

Ottawa tow operator struck on Highway 417, in critical condition

Ottawa, Ontario — August 27, 2015 – An Ottawa-based tow truck driver suffered life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle on Highway 417 Wednesday afternoon. The Ottawa Citizen reports the 45-year-old operator with Johnny’s Towing was responding to a two-vehicle crash on the highway’s eastbound lanes near Palladium Drive when he was hit […]

Move over, Newfoundland and Labrador: RCMP

Move over, Newfoundland and Labrador: RCMP

Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador — August 5, 2015 – The majority of motorists in Newfoundland and Labrador are refusing to make room for roadside workers, according to RCMP. Designed to protect emergency responders, The province’s Move Over law has been in effect for over a year, but Clarenville RCMP Cst. Mike Legge told VOCM Newfoundland […]

OPP urge motorists to slow down, move over

OPP urge motorists to slow down, move over

Windsor, Ontario — July 28, 2015 – Despite ongoing efforts to raise public awareness, hundreds of Ontario drivers are guilty of ignoring the province’s Move Over law, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). CBC News reports OPP have laid 763 charges so far this year due to non compliance of the 12-year-old legislation put in […]

BC RCMP remind drivers to slow down, move over

BC RCMP remind drivers to slow down, move over

Vancouver, British Columbia — June 23, 2015 – Motorists aren’t quite getting the province’s Move Over message, according to a recent probe by B.C. RCMP Traffic Services. RCMP and Port Mann police conducted ‘operation shield’ on June 16 at the 192 Street and 160 Street off-ramps of Highway One, enforcing the law requiring drivers slow […]