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Move Over Awareness Week March 1-7, 2020

March 1, 2020

During the February 10 meeting, Council motioned to proclaim March 1-7 Move Over Awareness Week in Fox Creek.

The week will bring information to help educate motorists on the importance of safe driving practices around roadside vehicles and workers. On Saturday March 7th, a Slow Down & Move Over Rally will be held to further bring awareness to the initiative. The rally will consist of emergency and various company vehicles parking on the side of Hwy 43, across from the airport, and flashing their lights from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

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March 2, 2020

Did you know that the Traffic Safety Act, Section 115(2)(p.1), (p.2) and 115(2)(t) all dictate that motorists are required to slow down or move over? More specifically Section 115(2)(t) says that a vehicle must not exceed 60 km/hr when travelling past an emergency vehicle or tow truck, unless there is at least 1 lane between them. Read the whole section of the act here:

http://www.qp.alberta.ca/1266.cfm?page=T06.cfm&leg_type=Acts&isbncln=9780779807765

March 3, 2020

Failure to slow down or move over when emergency vehicles, tow trucks, and construction workers are present may lead to fines being doubled. Below details what the fines may be. 1-15 km over 2 Demerit $114-178 16-30 km over 3 Demerit $206-354 31-50 km over 4 Demerit $374-702 Over 50 km 6 Demerit Mandatory Court appearance. Avoid Fines, slow down! #foxcreek #MoveOverAB

March 4, 2020

When you don’t slow down or move over when vehicles are present on the side of the road, you put everyone at risk of injury or death. The following articles are just some of the incidents that have occurred and were preventable.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4724292/edmonton-snowfall-winter-roads-alberta-tow-trucks/

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/semi-driver-dead-after-crashing-into-stopped-tow-truck-on-qeii-highway-south-of-red-deer-1.4780074

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/cereal-alberta-crash-1.5254132

March 5, 2020

The following statistics show the importance of safe driving practices. As a result of not slowing down or changing lanes the following occurred between 2004 and 2013.

326 Tickets served

239 Workers injured

15 Workers died

Don’t add to the numbers, drive safe.

#foxcreek #MoveOverAB

March 6, 2020

Founded in 2014, Move Over Alberta is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating motorists about slowing down and moving over when emergency vehicles and tow trucks are present on the side of the road.

Rallies to support their initiative will be held tomorrow March 7th, between 7:00pm and 8:00pm, in Fox Creek, Beaverlodge, and in Edmonton.

Visit their site to learn more about them and how you can contribute.

https://moveoverab.ca/

#foxcreek #MoveOverAB

March 7, 2020

Fox Creek’s first Slow Down & Move Over Awareness Rally held last Saturday was a huge success! The rally consisted of emergency vehicles and local companies parking on the side of Hwy 43 (in front of the airport) to help educate motorists on the importance of slowing down and moving over when vehicles are present alongside the road.

Along with Town Council and staff, the following participants helped make the rally a success:

-MLA Todd Loewen

-Fox Creek Fire Department

-High Level Fire Department

-Grovedale Fire Department

-Grande Cache Fire Department

-Alberta Health Services

-Fox Creek RCMP

-Black Fox Safety and Security Services

-Control Tech

-Wessons Automotive Ltd

-Alberta Safety Control

-Fox Oilfield and Hauling

-W+D Towing

Remember to keep the people working on the side of the road safe by slowing down and, when possible, moving over.

Thank you again and we look forward to holding a rally again next year!

#foxcreek #MoveOverAB #safetymatters