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Please slow down for emergency vehicles, Central Okanagan Mounties plead

Image Credit: Kelowna RCMP
April 22, 2016 - 6:30 PM

CENTRAL OKANAGAN - There’s a whole lot of drivers in the Central Okanagan who apparently never saw Cop Light Bling and don't slow down for emergency vehicles pulled over to the side of the road.

Nova Scotia Mounties produced a video parady of the huge Drake hit in an effort to educate drivers to slow down when a police car is parked on the side of the road with its lights flashing.

On Thursday afternoon, April 21, officers with Central Okanagan traffic services issued 60 tickets in a sting south of Peachland where they clocked drivers going by a flashing police car parked by the side of the road, according to a RCMP media release.

Const. Chris Neid of the is quoted in the release as calling it a "law that is of course very near and dear to our hearts as emergency personnel.”

Drivers face a fine of $173 if convicted under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to slow down to 70 kilometres per hour or move over near a stopped emergency vehicle and could also face a $109 fine for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle with lights activated, police say.

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