The provincial government along with CAA, want drivers to remember to slow to 60 km/hr when passing vehicles with flashing lights. 

"Drivers in Saskatchewan are required to slow to 60 when passing vehicles with their lights activated," explained Steve Shaheen with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure. "This would include things like emergency vehicles, law enforcement, fire trucks and ambulances as well as tow trucks, ministry of highways equipment as well as municipal equipment."

"if you've ever stood on the shoulder of the road, you can feel those vehicles whizzing by at highway speed and it can be extremely frightening. So this is really about being courteous when you're passing people not only if they're on the side of the road but also it is important to slow down and save yourself a ticket if you're driving too fast by emergency vehicles."

He also adds that at high speed, rocks and loose pavement could be kicked up and cause damage.

Fines start at $210 for speeding 10 km/hr faster than the 60 km/hr maximum.

 

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