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Targeted Traffic Enforcement on McKay Highway

Thu November 10, 2016

As a result of increased traffic complaints of both the East and West Bound lanes of the McKay Highway (Highway #1)  The Saint John Police Force - Traffic Unit in conjunction with the New Brunswick - Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit will be jointly exercising targeted enforcement of this stretch of highway within Saint John City limits.  The purpose of this collaboration will be to enforce the New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Act which includes and is not limited to: Speeding, Lane Changes, Seatbelt Usage, Cell Phone Usage, and Commercial Vehicle Specifications.

The public is reminded that when an emergency vehicle is stopped on the highway and has its flashing lights on, New Brunswick drivers MUST:

•  Slow down and proceed with caution;
•  Make sure it’s safe to proceed, then move to the left, away from the vehicle.
•  If there are two or more lanes of traffic, the driver must move into another lane if it can be done safely.

This will ensure that drivers won’t collide with an authorized emergency vehicle, or endanger anyone outside the emergency vehicle.

The fine for not slowing down and moving over for an emergency vehicle is $292.50 and three demerit points.