Emergency Vehicles

Rules For Approaching Stopped Emergency Vehicles

Anthea Auto

If you see an emergency vehicle (police car, ambulance, or fire vehicle) stopped with its red lights flashing on your side of the road or highway, you must slow down and pass with caution.

Fines and Penalties

If the road has two or more lanes, you now must move over into another lane, if it can be done safely.

  • Failing to do so can result in fines up to $2,000 plus 3 demerit points for the first offence.
  • Subsequent offences within 5 years, can result in fines up to $4,000, up to 6 months jail time, and a possible 2 year suspension of your driver’s license.

As always, if you see or hear an emergency vehicle approaching from either direction, with lights flashing or siren on, you must clear the way by pulling to the right, and if possible, stop to let it pass.

When In Doubt

If in doubt, follow the simple advice given in this video: “Look, Stop, Move”