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Lawyers raise concerns about clarity of provincial 'move over' traffic laws

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 6:55 AM | By Ian Burns

The Ontario government is calling for people to pay more attention to provincial “move over” laws when dealing with emergency vehicles, but some criminal lawyers are saying a possible reason for the steadily rising increase in charges under the laws is their lack of clarity.

Nathan Baker, Nathan Baker LawUnder s. 159 of the Highway Traffic Act, which became law in 2002, drivers are required to slow down when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle from the same side of the road with its lights flashing. When...