The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House will resume on:
September 21, 2017.

Bill No. 85

Motor Vehicle Act (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Motor Vehicle Act

Introduced by:
Honourable Dave Wilson
Sackville–Cobequid

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Motor Vehicle Act to require the driver of a vehicle to
(a) reduce the vehicle’s speed to no more than 60 kilometres per hour when passing a tow truck stopped at the scene of a fire or an accident and exhibiting a flashing light; and
(b) not drive in the traffic lane occupied, or partly occupied, by a tow truck stopped at the scene of a fire or an accident and exhibiting a flashing light, or in the traffic lane closest to and not occupied, or partly occupied, by the tow truck, if there is another traffic lane, for traffic moving in the same direction as the vehicle and further from the tow truck, into which the vehicle can safely move.
This would treat tow trucks the same as other emergency vehicles stopped at the scene of a fire or an accident.