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Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

OPP cruiser
Written by Patti Foley

From Friday, July 29, 2016 to Monday, August 1, 2016 members of the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be participating in a Provincial Traffic Safety Initiative focusing on the “Move Over” law.

Section 159 of the Highway Traffic Act requires that a driver slow down and move into another lane for an emergency vehicle or tow truck if it is safe to do so.  The fine for failing to move over and slow down is $490.00, and a penalty of 3 demerit points.

Motorists should expect to see a greater volume of traffic in the Caledon area over the upcoming Civic Day long weekend.  This makes it a particularly important weekend for all drivers to be extremely mindful while traveling on area highways and to allow adequate time to arrive at their destinations.

Over the long weekend, Caledon OPP officers will be committed to looking for other types of aggressive driving behaviours including:  Distracted Driving, Drinking and Driving, Seat Belt compliance and Speeding; as well as, Off-Road vehicles and Marine safety.

The Caledon OPP would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Civic Day.  Working together, we can make this long weekend on our roadways the safest in Canada.

 

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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