It’s expected to be another busy long weekend for Northeast Region OPP patroling highways, waterways and trails.

Officials say on top of watching for the ‘Big Four’ of seatbelt usage, aggressive, impaired and distracted driving, their Civic Holiday Weekend campaign involves traffic moving over for emergency vehicles and tow trucks.

Ontario Provincial Police say slow down and move over if you see an emergency vehicle with their lights flashing.

If the emergency vehicle is stopped on the same side of the highway, slow down and pass with caution.

They say if the road has two or more lanes, move over, to allow for emergency vehicles to pass safely.

Ontario was one of the first provinces to implement Move Over legislation.

The law carries a fine range of $400 to $2,000 and three demerit points on conviction but the cost is far greater to police officers, other responders and drivers of approaching vehicles who are involved in roadside collisions every year.


(File photo by station staff)

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