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Reminder From RCMP After Multiple Drivers Pass Emergency Vehicles #nltraffic

Mounties in Corner Brook are issuing a reminder on how drivers are to interact with emergency vehicles.

Last month five drivers were ticketed in three separate incidents on the Trans-Canada Highway of vehicles passing ambulances with emergency equipment activated.

In all cases, police issued tickets for failing to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle. This includes a fine of $390 and two points deducted from the driver’s licence.

The RCMP reminds motorists that upon the immediate approach of an emergency vehicle with its lights and sirens activated, drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle.

Immediately pull over to the right hand side of the curb or edge of the roadway, clear of an intersection, stop and remain in that position until the emergency vehicle has passed. Under no circumstances is a driver permitted to overtake an emergency vehicle travelling on the roadway with its lights and sirens activated.

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