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Slow down when passing emergency responders on rural roads

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Over the past few weeks, police officers working on rural roads in the Grande Prairie area have noticed drivers not slowing down when passing emergency workers.

Now they’re cracking down and trying to educate residents on the rules of the road to keep RCMP and other emergency workers safe.

In Alberta, when passing an emergency vehicle or tow truck with its flashing lights on, drivers must slow down to 60 kilometres an hour, or the posted speed limit if it’s slower.

If you don’t, the ticket will be double the normal amount for speeding.

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If more than 50 kilometres an hour over, it’s an automatic court date.

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