Move over for emergency vehicles - it's the law!
Drivers know that it's important to share the road with emergency vehicles, but did you know that it's the law?
In Ontario, Section 159(2) and (3) of the Highway Traffic Act requires drivers to slow down and proceed with caution when passing an emergency vehicle parked on the side of a highway with its lights activated. If the highway has more than one lane, the law requires the driver to move over and leave one lane between their vehicle and the parked emergency vehicle if it can be done safely. Failure to do so can result in fines starting from $400 to $2,000 and three demerit points.
407 ETR has partnered with the OPP and MTO to increase awareness of this important law to protect emergency personnel performing their duties on Ontario roadways. Road safety messages are routinely posted on 407 ETR's programmable message boards and the "Move Over Law" is one of the key messages.
There is no higher priority than saving lives. As a driver, your actions can directly increase safety. Please be aware of emergency vehicles and remember the "Move Over Law".