Campbellton, New Brunswick – Over the coming weekend, members of the Campbellton detachment of the Northeast District RCMP will be conducting traffic operations targeting motorists not respecting the province’s ‘Move Over’ law.
“During the course of their everyday duties, emergency responders like police officers, firefighters and paramedics put their safety and even their lives at risk responding to incidents and providing assistance to people on New Brunswick roadways,” says Cpl. Raphaël Vezina of the Campbellton RCMP. “Under the law, motorists are legally required to do their part to keep emergency responders safe.”
When an emergency vehicle is stopped on the road with its emergency lights flashing, motorists must do the following:
- Slow down and proceed with caution.
- Make sure it’s safe to proceed, then move over to the left, away from the vehicle.
- If there are two or more lanes of traffic, the driver must move into another lane if/when it can be done safely.
The fine for not slowing down and moving over for an emergency vehicle is $292.50 and three demerit points.
To learn more about the ‘Move Over’ law, visit the New Brunswick Department of Justice and Public Safety website and click on ‘Drivers and Vehicles’.
Northeast District RCMP