Here’s a new law that came into effect in April 2006. “The Ontario Highway Traffic Act requires motorists when approaching a police, fire or ambulance vehicle stopped with red lights flashing in the direction of travel, either in a lane or on the shoulder of the road, to slow down and pass with caution. If the road has two or more lanes, the motorist must move over into another lane, if it can be done safely”. The penalty:
First offence $400 to $2,000 plus 3 demerit points upon conviction.
Second offence $1,000 to $4,000 (within 5 years), possible jail time up to six months and possible suspension of driver’s license for up to two years.
Please update your friends and relatives who may be crossing the border to get a taste of Canadian winters or coming to check out our vast and thriving marijuana grow operations .