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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, […]

First responders, tow truck drivers speak out about PTSD

First responders, tow truck drivers speak out about PTSD

Whitbourne, Newfoundland and Labrador — August 17, 2015 – Recent efforts to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its impact on first responders have tow operators feeling a little left out. Much like police officers and EMS, tow truck drivers are often first on the scene of traumatic accidents, and are frequently exposed to gruesome […]

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 […]

Dawson Creek tow truck bylaw up for amendment

Dawson Creek tow truck bylaw up for amendment

Dawson Creek, British Columbia — June 18, 2015 – Dawson Creek City Council’s tentative move to allow parked tow trucks in residential areas is moving towards finalization. On April 13, the majority of council voted to proceed with the first draft of bylaw amendments, allowing tow truck drivers with emergency contracts to park vehicles weighing up […]

Dawson Creek to permit parked tow trucks in neighbourhoods

Dawson Creek to permit parked tow trucks in neighbourhoods

Dawson Creek, British Columbia — April 21, 2015 – Towing companies are calling on Dawson Creek City Council to allow tow truck drivers with emergency contracts to park in residential areas. The Alaska Highway News reports the request to amend an existing bylaw prohibiting five-tonne vehicles from parking in neighbourhoods came to council April 13. […]

RCMP pursue pedal-happy motorists for Speed Enforcement month

RCMP pursue pedal-happy motorists for Speed Enforcement month

Edmonton, Alberta — April 9, 2015 – RCMP are cracking down on speeding motorists this month, including those in violation of Alberta’s Move Over Law. The Athabasca Advocate reports RCMP and Sheriffs are keeping their eyes peeled for dangerous drivers throughout April as part of Speed Enforcement month. Athabasca/Boyle Integrated Traffic Unit (ITU)  Sgt. Sonny […]

RCMP remind New Brunswick motorists to move over

RCMP remind New Brunswick motorists to move over

Moncton, New Brunswick — March 2, 2015 – RCMP in Southeastern New Brunswick are working to enforce the province’s Move Over law. Local authorities conducted a recent traffic operation along Highway 2, on February 27 to March 1, issuing tickets to drivers failing to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles with their lights […]

Court date approaches for man subdued by ‘superhero’ tower

Court date approaches for man subdued by ‘superhero’ tower

By CTAR Staff Cochrane, Alberta — September 24, 2014 –The Cochrane man pegged a “superhero” earlier this month by RCMP may soon bear witness to justice as the October court date of a would-be tow truck thief draws near. As reported by various news sources, the Sept. 8 incident began just like any other early morning […]

Taxpayers on the hook for drunk drivers’ tow fees

Taxpayers on the hook for drunk drivers’ tow fees

By Avi Patel Regina, Saskatchewan — June 26, 2013 – Dozens of Saskatchewan drivers may have been receiving towing services courtesy of taxpayer dollars. Under old regulations, police would regularly call for towing services to impound a vehicle during drunk driving investigations. However, under the new legislation, police are only to use towing services to […]

Con artist bilks victims by asking for tow money

Con artist bilks victims by asking for tow money

Vancouver, British Columbia — March 6, 2013 – The North Vancouver RCMP say a con artist has been targeting good Samaritans in recent weeks, and he’s involving local tow companies. A statement issued by North Vancouver RCMP says the man has been approaching victims by requesting a ride to one of the local tow companies […]