Please help protect tow truck drivers and all other emergency
What is an emergency
A police vehicle, ambulance vehicle,
fire-fighting vehicle, a vehicle used
by a gas disconnection unit of a
public utility or a designated
emergency response unit.
It’s the Law!
Slowing Down and Moving Over
is part of the Traffic Safety Act.
Section 115(2)(p.1) and (p.2)
Not all double the fine areas will
have signs. Motorists will need to
be observant and watch if workers
are present. Whenever possible
road signs will be used to show
when speed fines double, as well as
the start of the double the fine area.
Double the Fine?
Drivers convicted of violating
section 115(2)(p.2) or 115(2) (t) of
the Traffic Safety Act will be subject
to double the fine. Demerit points
will also be applied to the driver’s
record if convicted but will not be
Flashing lights from emergency
response vehicles will warn
motorists of a problem ahead.
Not just about workers.
Even if it seems there is no activity
in a construction zone, there may
be other less obvious hazards such
as loose gravel chips and uneven
pavement that can be dangerous
and cause damage to vehicles
traveling at high speeds. Alberta
Transportation urges motorists to
obey all signs and slow down when
going through construction zones.
Fatality statistics for tow truck operators may be non-existent but the evidence of their occurrence is easy to find with a simple search for “tow truck driver killed”. Once you start reading you will see disturbingly common details
A driver has been killed while loading a disabled vehicle onto a flatbed or while hooking up his wrecker in an attempt to clear the highway.
Tow truck drivers, like others cut down in their prime, leave behind distraught spouses and children, all wondering why this had to happen. Please help protect tow truck drivers and all other emergency responders by driving safely.
When you see cones on the road or emergency lights slow down and, if safe to do so, move over!
|1-15 km over||2||$57 – 89, includes
|16-30 km over||3||$103-177, includes surcharge
|31-50 km over||4||$187-351, includes surcharge
|Over 50 km over||6||Mandatory Court appearance. Fines
are at the discretion of the Court.
SAFETY IS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY!
During 2004 - 2013