Slow down and move over. It’s the thought that should be going through every driver’s head when he sees emergency crew lights ahead on the road. It’s a message local crews were stressing last week when members of the Bonnyville RCMP, Regional Fire Department and local tow truck operators flashed their lights for one hour on the highway 28 service road on the west end of Bonnyville.
In Alberta, motorists are required to reduce their speed to 60 km/h, or less if the posted speed is lower, when passing emergency vehicles and tow trucks. Failing to do so could result in fines that are double the usual ticketed amount for speeding.
The rally was started in support of a tow truck driver who was killed while doing his job, and to help educate the public.