Kitimat Motorists Reminded to "Slow Down, Move Over"

John Crawford

Motorists in Kitimat can expect a friendly reminder today from police and fire department staff to "Slow Down and Move Over", when they see emergency vehicle lights flashing.

A  joint traffic initiative between the Kitimat RCMP and Kitimat Fire and Ambulance will be conducted today -- educating motorists about the rules regarding what to do when you see a vehicle with emergency lights flashing in BC.

It's called "Slow Down and Move Over" -- and requires drivers to reduce speed when passing vehicles with flashing red, blue or yellow lights, that are stopped along the roadside.


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.

You're required to slow to 40 kilometres an hour when you're in an under-80 speed zone -- and to 70 kilometres when you're out on the highway. 

Today, the RCMP and Fire Department will be conducting an educational check-stop near the Kitimat Fire Hall.


Keep our First Responders Safe


2018-12-12 14:58 PST

File # 2018-3518


Kitimat RCMP and Kitimat FIRE will be conducting an educational checkstop near the Fire Hall on December 18th, 2018. Members of the Police and Fire departments will be speaking to drivers regarding the rules of the road when observing emergency equipment and lights. 

If you have any questions, stop by and visit us on the 18th or have a chat with RCMP or Fire personnel anytime.


 Click below for the Government of BC web page

Slow Down, Move Over.


"Be patient and aware on the roads this Christmas season so we can all get home safe"


Released by

Cst. Kurtis Fink

Media Relations Officer
Kitimat RCMP
888 Lahakas Blvd, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H9
Office: 250-632-7111
Fax: 250-632-2326


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