QUEBEC CITY, June 2, 2014 / CNW Telbec / – The Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for the Montreal region, Robert Poëti, is pleased to announce the release of a new TV campaign on the safety corridor. The campaign, which runs until 22 June, aims to road users aware of the fact that the tow vehicle and monitoring are among the six types of vehicles covered by the operation of the safety corridor. Others are police vehicles, ambulances, vehicles of a fire department vehicles and road control Québec.
Entry into force there nearly two years, the operation of the safety corridor ensures the safety of workers who work on or adjacent to the road and that of any other person who is in the same place. Today, if 61% of drivers know how to perform the maneuver, and a high proportion knows it applies in the presence of emergency vehicles (95% for police cars, 85% for ambulances and 62% for fire vehicles), they are less aware of the fact that it also applies in the presence of other types of vehicles, including tow trucks (47%) and vehicle monitoring (15%).
“For me, road safety is a priority more important. Not only does it include the safety of road users, but also the workers who operate daily along the road to help. In addition to being easy to carry, maneuver corridor safety saves lives, “said the minister.
When performing the operation of the safety corridor
When an emergency vehicle or tow truck is stopped and its flashing lights or flashing lights are activated, a driver must create a security corridor slowing down and away as possible from the stationary vehicle after ascertaining can do so safely. This operation must be performed in the presence of an immobilized vehicle with a bright yellow arrow pressed.
The measure applies to the entire road network, whether on motorways and national roads, and on roads and streets in urban and rural areas. In case of violation, drivers are fined $ 200 to $ 300 and 4 demerit points are provided.
For more information on the safety corridor, visit the website CorridorDeSecurite.gouv.qc.ca . A 90-second video explaining the maneuvers required in different situations is also presented.