Protecting Police Officers in the Line of Duty
Police vehicles are now permitted to use both red and blue flashing lights. Until recently, flashing lights on a police vehicle were red. This new combination makes these vehicles more visible, especially at night.
Green Flashing Lights
Once reserved only for volunteer firefighters, green flashing lights are now being used by other volunteer emergency responders. A green flashing light on a vehicle means a volunteer firefighter or medical responder is on their way to an emergency. Please pull over to let them by - you may save someone's life!
What to Do When Approaching a Stopped Police Vehicle with its Lights Flashing
To increase safety, Ontario's Highway Traffic Act requires motorists to slow down and pass with caution when approaching a police, fire or ambulance vehicle with its lights flashing, stopped in the same direction of travel. If the road has two or more lanes, the mototis must move over into the other lane, if it can be done safely. This is a fineable offence.
For more information, please contact the ServiceOntario Driver and Vehicle Licensing Contact Centre at 1-800-387-3445 or 416-235-2999 in the GTA | http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/ | TTY users only 1-866-471-8929 or 905-704-2426 in Niagara. http://www.ServiceOntario.ca to access other government services
The information contained herein is accurate at time of printing 2015.
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