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Yielding to an Emergency Vehicle

... The driver doesn’t need to know. On the approach or an emergency vehicle, police, fire or ambulance, that is sounding a siren and ... of an intersection, STOP, and REMAIN STOPPED until the emergency vehicle has passed. A driver doesn’t have to consider who is being ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/08/18 - 15:50 - 5 comments

Yielding to an Emergency Vehicle

... don't have to pull over and stop on the approach of an emergency vehicle anymore. People that they have spoken with think that it is now acceptable to slow down, move over and let the emergency vehicle pass them by. This is not correct! When an emergency ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/09/25 - 12:46 - 0 comments

Q&A - Stopping for Emergency Vehicles

... for the original offence and the failing to yield for an emergency vehicle. There are two sections in the Motor Vehicle Act that ... before drivers must pull over. Approach of emergency vehicle 177 On the immediate approach of an emergency vehicle ...

Anonymous - 2019/09/26 - 08:35 - 1 comment

Q&A - Code 3 Driving Question

... (1) When a person other than a peace officer operates an emergency vehicle, the person may exercise the privileges granted by section ... (2) When a person other than a peace officer operates an emergency vehicle, the person may exercise the privileges granted by section ...

Anonymous - 2019/10/19 - 20:57 - 5 comments

Is It An Emergency Vehicle?

... He was also driving his personal vehicle as if it were an emergency vehicle and he was wrong to do this. Not only did he confuse other ... get there." References: Definition of Emergency Vehicle - Section 1 MVA Exemption for Emergency Vehicles - ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/08/06 - 06:41 - 0 comments

Round and Round the Roundabout

... that comes to mind is if you are approached by an emergency vehicle, but that's not really different either. If you are in the ... the roundabout, stop before you enter and let the emergency vehicle pass. Finally, what happens when you encounter a ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/10/30 - 10:33 - 13 comments

Is It Legal For The Police to Drive Like That?

... section 122 was amended to require adherence to the Emergency Vehicle Driving Regulation (EVDR) when disregarding Part 3 requirements. With that change came mandatory training for emergency vehicle drivers before they could exercise these privileges. The ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/11/08 - 08:53 - 6 comments

Emergency Vehicles and the Traffic Rules

... on the highway The nature of the use being made of the emergency vehicle at the time The Emergency Vehicle Driving Regulation places additional conditions on the ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/05/26 - 12:52 - 2 comments

BC's Slow Down Move Over Law

Emergency workers are very happy with BC's new slow down, move over law that came into effect June 1, 2009. When they are stopped at the side of the highway and displaying flashing lights, red, blue or yellow, approaching traffic is required to slow d ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/10/31 - 20:38 - 1 comment

CASE LAW - Blackburn v HMQ, RCMP and Leyh

This case assigns liability for an intersection collision. A member of the RCMP was responding to a rollover collision with injuries when he proceeded through a red light at low speed and collided with a car driven by a deaf person who passed ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/11/03 - 20:52 - 0 comments

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