With 2018 coming to an end, it means statistics of what went on throughout the year will be released. We are already hearing about a few, one that we’ve heard from the London Police is that 24 people have been fined 490$ and earned themselves 6 demerit points on their license for failing to move over to the right side of the road when an emergency vehicle had their lights and sirens on.
Today an ambulance was transporting a patient to the hospital, but was stuck for 1.5 km behind a vehicle that refused to pull over. Our TMU officers gave the driver a ticket for $490 and 6 points. @MLPS911 #ldnont For more information on the HTA, visit: https://t.co/t48U3vFMHa pic.twitter.com/L7OQtYNxfm
— London Police ON (@lpsmediaoffice) December 4, 2018
The most recent incident took place on Tue Dec 4 2018. Like you can read above an ambulance was transporting someone to the hospital, and the ambulance was stuck behind a vehicle for 1.5 Kilometers.
The London Police and other Emergency services want to remind everyone that, if an emergency vehicle happens to have its lights flashing and sirens on, to pull over to the right and come to a complete stop. This procedure is to ensure that emergency services can do their jobs and get to the location they’re heading to as quickly and efficiently.