Emergency vehicles at the side of the road, do you know what to do?

August 4, 2017
Kings County, Prince Edward Island

News release



On Thursday, August 3rd, Kings District RCMP partnered with provincial government departments and staff to for a joint enforcement/education project on Route 3.

During the enforcement and education project in the community of Mount Mellick between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m., the following infractions occurred:

Forty 40 Summary Offence Tickets (tickets) were issued for speeding - all of which were over 25 km per hour, going uphill. The highest speed recorded was 152 km per hour. Two (2) tickets were also issued for drivers having no driver's licence.

In the community of New Perth, between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., a police vehicle was positioned doing a "mock vehicle stop" with full emergency lights activated. Vehicles passing the location had their speed and actions observed and those in contradiction of the rules surrounding Section 115.1 of the Highway Traffic Act were provided documentation to clearly explain what is expected of drivers in this type of situation. The following infractions occurred:

Twenty-two (22) vehicles were stopped for contravening Section 115.1 of the Highway Traffic Act and received documentation about the section in hope to educate and to make it safer for all emergency personnel as they work to assist people roadside. Slowing down and making room doesn't take much effort and doesn't negatively impact the amount of time it takes to get to your destination. As we enter the middle of a very warm summer drivers are reminded that laws are in place to protect you and those around you. Take the time to be safe and make the roads of Prince Edward Island safer for everyone.

If you see an emergency vehicle, slow down, move over and take care!


Contact information

Sgt. Chris Gunn
Kings District RCMP

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