Slow Down Move Over.
Protecting Ontario’s tow truck drivers on the road.
What you should know about the Slow Down, Move Over legislation.
When approaching an emergency vehicle with flashing red lights or red and blue lights, or a tow truck with flashing amber lights stopped on the side of the road, you’re required by law to slow down and proceed with caution. If the road has two or more lanes, and it’s safe to do so, drivers should change lanes providing space for stopped service vehicles.
- Penalties include a minimum fine of $400 and three demerit points upon conviction
- Penalties for any subsequent offence (within 5 years) may include $1,000 to $4,000 in fines, possible jail time up to 6 months and possible suspension of driver’s license up to 2 years.