RCMP “Cop Light Bling” Video Tops Half a Million Views
Prince George, B.C.- A video created by some RCMP officers in Nova Scotia to promote a slow down and move over campaign, has been viewed by more than half a million people in less than a week.All of the folks in the video are either RCMP Constables and Corporals, or RCMP Administrative Staff.
The video is a spoof of a song by Canadian rapper “Drake”, the video explains the “Slow Down and Move Over” rule as it applies in Nova Scotia.
Here in B.C. the rule is a little different, requiring drivers on the highway, where the limit is 80 km per hour or more, to reduce their speed to 70 and, if at all possible, move over as they pass all vehicles that have a flashing red, blue or yellow light that has its lights flashing. On roadways where the maximum limit is under 80km per hour, drivers are to slow down to 40km/h. These speed reductions apply to vehicles travelling in the opposite direction as well, unless the highway is divided or has more than one lane in each direction.
In British Columbia, failing to slow down and move over carries a $173 dollar fine and three penalty points.