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N.S. to force drivers to slow down when emergency vehicles on side of road

<p>The NDP government is cracking down on speeders near emergency vehicles.</p>

HALIFAX - The NDP government is cracking down on speeders near emergency vehicles.

The
amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act will help protect emergency workers
by requiring drivers to slow down when passing stopped emergency
vehicles on the highway.

Under legislation introduced today,
drivers will be prohibited from driving faster than 60 kilometres an
hour when passing an emergency vehicle.

The legislation will
prohibit drivers from travelling at speeds greater than 60 kilometres
per hour when passing an emergency vehicle.

The legislation was originally introduced as a private member's bill in 2006 but never passed.

Fines for offences will range from $337 to $2,407, depending on the speed of the vehicle.

 
 
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