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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 - 2021/11/13 - 12:33 - 5 comments

Driver Attitude and Automated Enforcement

... be charge? Nope! He is allowed to text while operating an emergency vehicle. And with more safety features being put into vehicles ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 40 comments

Priority for Emergency Vehicles at Traffic Lights

... the signals have been set and will remain set until the emergency vehicle passes. After this has happened, they will turn off and the ... priority lights in operation but cannot see or hear an emergency vehicle? Is the emergency vehicle not yet visible as in this case or ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 3 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 - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 13 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 - 2021/11/11 - 18:58 - 0 comments

Slow Down, Move Over Revisited

... law existed) as well as taught many others; when I see an emergency vehicle stopped on the side of the road I signal left, slow down and ... this I had been passed on the right between myself and the emergency vehicle (potentially causing a serious incident) so to stop this from ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 3 comments

Make Way to Give Way

... One last thought and that is to be prepared for an emergency vehicle whose driver chooses to drive on the wrong side of the median ... it is done safely , so if you are oncoming traffic to an emergency vehicle you must be prepared to yield for more than just a left turn ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 5 comments

BC's Slow Down Move Over Law

B,C.'s Slow Down, Move Over law came into effect over two decades ago. When an official vehicle is stopped at the side of the highway and displaying flashing lights, red, blue or yellow, approaching traffic is required to slow down and move over. The ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/21 - 15:05 - 1 comment

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 - 2021/04/09 - 21:50 - 0 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 - 2021/05/27 - 11:22 - 2 comments

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