What do you do when…
You Hear A Siren?
See a flashing yellow light vehicle?
See a blue flashing Lights?
See Hazard Lights?
See flashing red lights?
See a car stopped in an odd location?
See a car stopped at an odd location with people standing near?
Way ahead on the side of the highway is a truck stopped with flashing blue lights. What would you do?
DOWN TO 70km/h (over 80)
DOWN to 40km/h (under 80)
This video explains this law very well. Think about a collision by yourself and a worker standing around a vehicle on the side of a roadway with a flashing light on their roof flashing brightly as you approach. Image hitting them. What would you say in a court of law to explain yourself?
While teaching a driving lesson, I will often brake the car down using my pedal on my side and bring the car right down to a crawl as we pass workers or emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the road.
- Clients are always surprised at how slow I pass by, and they ask,
- “WHAT SPEED DO WE NEED TO PASS AT?”
- I always respond with,
- “WHAT SPEED DO YOU WANT TO HIT THEM WITH?”
How fast was the worker on the side of the road going? ANSWER 0 to 1 km/h
How fast was the work truck stopped on the side of the road going? ANSWER 0 km/h
How fast were the coworkers on the side of the road going? ANSWER 0 km/h
And how fast were you going when you hit them? ANSWER 35 km/h