Emergency responders work hard to keep us safe, and we need to make sure they can work safely as well.
As of Jan. 1, 2013, under the Motor Vehicle Act:
When an emergency vehicle is stopped on the highway and has its flashing lights on,
New Brunswick drivers MUST:
- 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 it can be done safely.
This will ensure that drivers won’t collide with an authorized emergency vehicle, or endanger anyone outside the emergency vehicle.