Move Over Law Surrey Langley
Slow Down for emergency vehicles



In British Columbia, motorists are required to slow down and move over for all vehicles stopped alongside the road that have flashing red, blue or yellow lights. This includes maintenance workers, utility workers, police, fire, ambulance, tow trucks, Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement personnel, land surveyors, animal control workers, garbage collectors and other roadside workers.


Motorists must slow their speed to:

  • 70km/h when in an 80km/h or over zone

  • 40km/h when in an under 80km/h zone


If travelling on a multi-lane road, drivers must move into another lane to pass when passing stopped vehicles with a flashing light, where safe to do so. This provides roadside workers and emergency personnel with greater protection from accident and injury.


Rules and Penalties


Drivers failing to adjust their speed or failing to move over may receive a $173 traffic violation ticket that also carries 3 penalty points. Offences and infractions that include penalty points can lead to a driving prohibition.

Tow truck accident
First responders killed
Slow down for vehicles wih flashing lights
Fail to slow down and move over
Working on theside of the road
Slow Down give us room to work
Slow down and move over law