Posts Tagged ‘ Slow Down and Move Over ’

Roadside Worker Safety: How Do You Look at It?

People find laws easier to follow when they understand the point, or value, of them. After surveying drivers about roadside worker safety as part of the annual Cone Zone campaign, which runs May to August, we were reminded how important this is to keep in mind. The laws protecting roadside workers cover two types of worksites: Worksites on or beside a road, cordoned off by cones. “Mobile worksites” around vehicles stopped on the roadside with red, blue or amber...

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What the RCMP Wants You to Know About the Slow Down Move Over Law

The BC RCMP recently confirmed the Slow Down Move Over rule is being ignored by many drivers. A series of near misses and collisions with roadside vehicles happened over the last few months. In response, RCMP Traffic Services members performed “Operation Shield” on Highway 1 in Surrey and Chilliwack on June 16, 2015. The results were not good. Police officers issued 20 violation tickets, each coming with a $173 fine and 3 penalty points. If it was safe to...

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One Change to Slow Down and Move Over Rule Improves Safety

New traffic legislation in BC

Slow Down and Move Over. Pretty straight forward rule to follow but we’ve made it even simpler to keep roadside workers safer. In a nutshell: if you see any vehicle flashing red, blue or yellow lights on a BC highway, move over to pass. Or more specifically, the Slow Down, Move Over rule states: Drivers must slow their speed to 70km/h when in an 80km/h or over zone, and 40km/h when in an under 80km/h zone. If travelling on...

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Slow Down & Move Over for ALL Roadside Workers

Starting Jan. 1, 2015, motorists are required to Slow Down and Move Over, for ALL vehicles stopped alongside the road, which have flashing red, blue or yellow lights. The Motor Vehicle Act regulation recently changed to provide maintenance workers, utility workers, land surveyors, animal control workers and garbage collectors with greater protection from accident and injury. These workers are now included in “Slow Down, Move Over” legislation in the BC Motor Vehicle Act, which also protects the operators of...

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