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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

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 - 16 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

Cyclists Must Yield Too

... of a motor vehicle. This means that when approached by an emergency vehicle displaying a flashing red light and sounding a siren, they ... the roadway clear of an intersection, and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed by. Despite the fact that a cyclist is not ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/02/26 - 13:01 - 2 comments

Police Driving Behaviour

... they are correct to complain when it is not delivered. Emergency Vehicle Exemptions Operators of emergency vehicle operators may be exempt from following the rules set ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/05/01 - 15:26 - 3 comments

Let's Block the Road!

... the option to use their discretion to clear the way for an emergency vehicle. A court would likely uphold the infringement of ... rights to allow for the safe passage of an emergency vehicle. A counter-protest to a blockade on Highway 19 in ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/12/26 - 08:00 - 7 comments

NEWS - May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

... and one who is more likely to notice a large oncoming emergency vehicle racing to a call than a black-leather-clad motorcyclist ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/05/02 - 15:33 - 4 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

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

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

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