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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

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

Emergency Vehicle Signals

... of traffic signals that were responding to an approaching emergency vehicle that never arrived at the intersection. It is possible that ... siren with a certain pattern. If you see a blue light, the emergency vehicle is either on the cross street or is coming toward you. If you ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/19 - 10:00 - 0 comments

A Defensive Driver Always Signals

... may be enough to prevent a collision. Finally, ask any emergency vehicle driver and they will tell you that when they are asking for ...

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

RETTUNGSGASSE - Forming a Rescue Lane

... is that many drivers think that the correct response to an emergency vehicle with lights and sirens and stuff is to either stop dead or ... stopped is what's required under law. Approach of emergency vehicle 177    On the immediate approach of ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/09/28 - 11:22 - 6 comments

Do Roundabouts and Traffic Circles Make You Dizzy?

... before you enter it. Are you being overtaken by an emergency vehicle using flashing lights and a siren? Pull over and stop before ... exit, clear the roundabout and then stop to let the emergency vehicle pass by. Multiple lane roundabouts require planning ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 2 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 - 2021/01/20 - 01:00 - 0 comments

Watch Out For Number Two!

... guessing that most people see the code 3 operation of an emergency vehicle as something that would be exciting or thrilling. From my own ... life. Reference Links: Approach of an Emergency Vehicle - Section 177 Motor Vehicle Act Emergency Vehicles - ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/16 - 13:09 - 0 comments

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