Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Just remember that School will be out in a few days. Have a safe summer
Move over for emergency vehicles ??? it???s the law!
By: Staff Sergeant Ed Hickey, Detachment Commander, Ontario Provincial Police
Drivers know that it???s important to share the road with emergency vehicles, but did you know that it???s the law?
In Ontario, Section 159(2) and (3) of the Highway Traffic Act requires drivers to slow down and proceed with caution when passing an emergency vehicle parked on the side of a 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 if it can be done safely. Failure to do so can result in fines starting from $400 to $2,000 and three demerit points.
407 ETR has partnered with the OPP and MTO to increase awareness of this important law to protect emergency personnel performing their duties on Ontario roadways. Road safety messages are routinely posted on 407 ETR???s programmable message boards and the ???Move Over Law??? is one of the key messages.
There is no higher priority than saving lives. As a driver, your actions can directly increase safety. Please be aware of emergency vehicles and remember the ???Move Over Law???.
Monday, June 18, 2012
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Watch Out! Combustible Plastic Bottles Found in Public Places across Ontario
The Parks and Recreation Department of the City of London informed us that, in parks across Ontario, there have recently been several incidents involving flammable plastic water bottles.
These bottles contain a small amount of liquid drain cleaner, or liquid toilet bowl cleaner, and some tin foil. They are usually placed on people's front lawns or in other public places and, if picked up, explode ??? causing chemical burns to the person's face and/or hands.
To date there have not been reported any such incidents in the City of London's parks and sportsfields, but, if you see a plastic bottle like the ones described above, please do not touch it and contact the Police immediately.