Ontario’s Move Over Law

Vehicles required to move over for emergency vehicles and tow trucks

In Ontario, ‘Move Over’ legislation was drafted in 2003. The law requires drivers to slow down and proceed with caution when passing an emergency vehicle or tow truck parked on the side of the highway with its lights activated. If the highway has more than one lane, the law requires the driver to move over and leave one lane between their vehicle and the parked emergency vehicle or tow truck if it can be done safely.

Drivers can face fines from $490 to $2,000 by failing to comply.

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