Police are reminding motorists to slow down and move over, if safe to do so, for emergency vehicles.
Drivers are also advised that when emergency and official vehicles have caution lights engaged and are stopped on the side of the road, traffic is to slow down to 70 km/h when passing. Within city limits drivers are to slow to 40 km/h.
“For a few hours last weekend the Central Okanagan Traffic Services along with Kelowna Municipal Traffic Services participated in a joint operation on Highway 97 at Old Vernon Road,” said Cpl. Joe Duncan, in a press release,
In all, 50 violation tickets were served for failing to slow down or move over for emergency or official vehicles roadside. The ticket carries a fine of $173.
“The overall goal isn’t to write tickets,” said. Duncan. “The whole idea is we want our officers, other emergency services personnel and our partners such as tow companies and city workers to be in a safer environment while doing their jobs.”