SGI reminds motorists to slow down for tow trucks
You could be breaking the law and not even know it.
In 2006, amendments were made to The Traffic Safety Act that were aimed at increasing the safety of tow truck operators working on the side of the highway.
SGI reminds all motorists that they are required by law to slow to 60 km/h when passing tow trucks that are stopped on the side of the highway with their amber lights flashing.
This is consistent with existing law requiring motorists in the province to slow to 60 km/h when passing emergency vehicles stopped on the highway as well as when passing highway workers.
Failure to slow to 60 km/h could result in a fine of at least $140.
"Personnel who are forced to work on the side of the highway are vulnerable to oncoming traffic," says Shannon Ell, SGI's Manager of Traffic Safety Promotion. "By slowing to 60 km/h, we can help reduce the potential for injuries and deaths, and in turn, create a safer work environment for these people."
Traffic Safety Promotion
306-775-6179 in Regina