Slow down or Move Over on approaching stopped emergency vehicle or tow truck

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Important Notice:

On June 2nd. 2015 Bill 31 received Royal Assent and became law. This means the law now requires all drivers to SLOW DOWN OR MOVE OVER for TOW TRUCKS while stopped with flashing lights and working on the side of the road. We urge all drivers to please respect our workers by following this important law. The PTAO thanks CAA for their involvement in and support for this important law.

(2)  Upon approaching an emergency vehicle with its lamp producing intermittent flashes of red light or red and blue light or a tow truck with its lamp producing intermittent flashes of amber light that is stopped on a highway, the driver of a vehicle travelling on the same side of the highway shall slow down and proceed with caution, having due regard for traffic on and the conditions of the highway and the weather, to ensure that the driver does not collide with the emergency vehicle or tow truck or endanger any person outside of the emergency vehicle or tow truck.

(3)  Upon approaching an emergency vehicle with its lamp producing intermittent flashes of red light or red and blue light or a tow truck with its lamp producing intermittent flashes of amber light that is stopped on a highway with two or more lanes of traffic on the same side of the highway as the side on which the emergency vehicle or tow truck is stopped, the driver of a vehicle travelling in the same lane that the emergency vehicle or tow truck is stopped in or in a lane that is adjacent to the emergency vehicle or tow truck, in addition to slowing down and proceeding with caution as required by subsection (2), shall move into another lane if the movement can be made safely.