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Old 07-11-2009, 11:55 PM   #26
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if he can't slow down as fast as you, he'll hit you and be 100% at fault.
I'd rather not take that chance.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:47 PM   #27
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If you're still speeding, that will be 100% your fault, and no excuse about the guy behind you will wash with the cops OR the courts.
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:42 AM   #28
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Once again with the harm-reduction laws putting other people in harm's way.

Of course the police don't care about tailgating. I watched the other day as a motorcycle was weaving between cars and an unmarked police truck was riding the bumper (no further than about three feet) of another car for a good 30 seconds at 90km/hr before finally lighting up the red and blues to get around and nab the motorcycle.

It was a beautiful display of irresponsible driving. In the name of safety of course.
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And what did you do about it? I'll wager it wasn't more than your post above.

There are bad drivers behind the wheel of police vehicles too, and like any other bad driver you should report them. If no one complains, how is the supervisor to know that there is a problem? On the other side of the coin, if you complain and insist on a file number for your complaint, there is a record of this that could come back to haunt everyone if something happened later. You don't think lawyers ask for these kind of things when police screw up behind the wheel? They won't hesitate to bring it up in court either.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:23 AM   #30
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What you're really saying here is, "Officer, I was speeding because this guy was going faster behind me and I didn't want him to hit me."

Sorry, but that's just pathetic.

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"Sorry officer for the crash I caused slamming on the brakes".

Which leads me to the other question that I asked: What is the distance behind and in front of the stopped police car for which the reduced speed limit is in effect? 50 meters? 25 meters? Immediately beside?

When slowing rapidly for something, the vehicle behind me is just as important as what is in front of me. Maintaining space behind me is, IMO, equally important as I don't want to be hit and pushed into something else (the officer standing at the side of the road perhaps?) Not knowing precicely where the 70km/hr and 40km/hr zones start makes controling the cars behind me harder and puts me at greater risk of tickets and being in a collision.

I've always used common sense and slowed down/moved over into the other lane, but now this is an official law on the books it would be nice to know exactly what I am supposed to do.
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Slowing responsibly != "slamming on the brakes".
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Since the ambulence are on strike right now, Do we ignore them when they turn on their sirens?
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Since the ambulence are on strike right now, Do we ignore them when they turn on their sirens?
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Bringing this one back from the dead since this is "Slow down and move over enforcement month".

I do have one question that I'm still not clear on from before:

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(1) Subject to subsection (2), if an official vehicle with illuminated flashing red or blue lamps or lights, or both, or flashing amber lamps or lights is stopped on or on the side of a highway, a person driving a motor vehicle on the highway in either direction must drive the motor vehicle at the following rate of speed when approaching or passing the official vehicle:

(a) 70 km/h if signs on the highway limit the rate of speed to 80 km/h or more;

(b) 40 km/h if signs on the highway limit the rate of speed to less than 80 km/h.
Three lanes in one direction, emergency vehicle stopped on right shoulder with lights on. Speed limit 90, drivers are driving 100-110. From the wording, it appears that drivers in the far left lane MUST slow down to 70km/hr.

Can you confirm this please?


Sorry, another question - how many car lengths before and after the stopped emergency vehicle is the reduced speed limit in effect?
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All drivers passing by, no matter what lane (unless it is a divided highway) must slow down. If it is possible, vehicles overtaking must move over as well.
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Oh boy, I can't wait to see the oblivious idiots get nailed! I'm sick and tired of having vehicles screaming by me in the adjacent lane when I'm working on a vehicle on the side of the highway. PS, a good time to slow down is when you can see the flashing lights ahead of you, thereby avoiding having to slam on the brakes.
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