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CASE LAW - Blackburn v HMQ, RCMP and Leyh

... special attention to visual clues of the presence of an emergency vehicle, such as vehicles stopping or not proceeding on a green ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/08/24 - 13:36 - 0 comments

Too Many Sirens

... in Part 3 of the Motor Vehicle Act the operator of an emergency vehicle must operate emergency equipment which consists of flashing ... Exemption for Emergency Vehicles - Section 122 MVA Emergency Vehicle Driving Regulation - Motor Vehicle Act ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/20 - 01:00 - 0 comments

Construction Zone Signs

... cost to you is only a few seconds, and unless you are an emergency vehicle responding to a crisis, losing those few seconds to be safe ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/12/12 - 04:00 - 1 comment

Think Ahead

... Signal your intent and stick to your decision so that emergency vehicle drivers know what you are going to do. The radio traffic ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/11 - 19:36 - 0 comments

Slowing Too Soon For The Intersection?

... myself to take a breath and relax. Since I quit driving an emergency vehicle for a living, I have yet to be in a situation where I ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:33 - 17 comments

Yielding to Emergency Vehicles

... because they don't often get to practice. When an emergency vehicle approaches that is showing a flashing red light and sounding ... and stop. You must remain stopped until the emergency vehicle has passed by. It does not matter which direction the ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/17 - 12:36 - 0 comments

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 - 21:57 - 5 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 - 2021/01/20 - 01:00 - 6 comments

Keep Back 150 Meters from Fire Apparatus

... apparatus have a special privilege granted to no other emergency vehicle in British Columbia. You must not follow them within 150 meters or 500 feet unless you are also driving an emergency vehicle. Having never been a firefighter I was curious and thought ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/03/30 - 21:36 - 1 comment

VIDEO - Emergency Vehicles and Roundabouts

Have you ever met or been overtaken by an emergency vehicle with lights flashing and sirens wailing when you were ... move out of it, stop and remain stopped until the emergency vehicle or vehicles pass by. (Emergency Vehicles, ...

DriveSmartBC - 2017/11/13 - 00:10 - 0 comments

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