Slow Down, Move Over

Everyone deserves a safe place to work.

Every year, tow truck drivers are injured or killed by passing vehicles. CAA believes that tow truck drivers have the right to safe working conditions. CAA has been the leading advocate in Canada to ensure that slow down move over laws are enacted and include tow trucks, along with police, ambulance and fire.

In 2011, the Slow Down Move Over law became part of Manitoba's Highway Traffic Act. The law requires drivers to slow down and move over when they see an emergency vehicle or tow truck pulled over on the side of the road with its emergency lights flashing.

It's the Law.

When a tow truck is stopped on the side of the road with lights flashing, the Highway Traffic Act requires drivers to slow down and move over one lane on multi-lane roads, if it is safe to do so. Drivers must slow down to 60 km/h in 80 km/h or higher speed zones, or 40 km/h if the speed limit is less than 80 km/h.

Drivers who do not comply with this law can be ticketed with a hefty fine of $300 and two demerit points, up to a maximum limit of $2,000 and/or a one-year driver’s licence suspension issued by a judge.

National Slow Down, Move Over Day

May 14th, 2019 is CAA’s National Slow Down Move Over day. All clubs across Canada will commemorate the men and women who help keep and serve our Members, as well as the general motoring public, safe.

Let’s do our part and slow down and move over for stopped tow trucks with amber lights flashing.