Brenda Chisholm-Beaton says emergency services officials do their own ”move over” law campaigns, but town officials are also launching one.
The law came into effect in our province in 2010; it requires you to slow down to 60 km/h or the posted speed limit – whichever is slower – as you pass stopped emergency vehicles with emergency lights on; you’re also required to switch to the furthest lane if it’s safe to do so.
After Tuesday night’s regular town council meeting, Chisholm-Beaton said they just want community members to follow the law.
“I go to work, you all go to work expecting that we’re going to get from point A to point B safely, and that we’re not going to have to worry about anybody risking our lives or ourselves risking our own lives,” she said. “We should have that same anticipation and respect for our first responders.”
Chisholm-Beaton said they hope to have something out about the campaign later this week or early next week.
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