STORY: CAA Clubs Across Canada join forces on National Slow Down Move Over Day 

STORY: CAA Clubs Across Canada join forces on National Slow Down Move Over Day 

May 14, 20241 min read

Every year, CAA clubs across Canada mark the second Tuesday of May as National Slow Down Move Over Day. This year, National Slow Down Move Over Day is on May 14, 2024. 

To help keep tow operators safe, CAA South Central Ontario is highlighting the importance of National Slow Down Move Over Day.

Everyone deserves a safe place to work including tow truck drivers who are working in unsafe conditions.

According to a recent CAA survey of 1,516 Ontario drivers, while almost all drivers comply with Ontario’s slow down move over law, nearly half admit to not slowing down and moving over for tow trucks because they were not aware they had to.

As we approach the summer driving season, it is important for drivers to slow down and move over when approaching a roadside emergency rescue. By doing so, we can help protect the lives of those who work on our roads and highways and make our roads safer for everyone.

 In Ontario, the SDMO law requires drivers to slow down, and if there is space and it's safe, move over one lane when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle, including tow trucks, with flashing lights. Fines could range from $400 to $2,000 and three demerit points if convicted and possible suspension of driver's licence for up to two years. 

As a longtime advocate of road safety, CAA has been pushing for safer roads for everyone.  

Learn more about CAA SDMO efforts here:

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  • Michael Stewart
    Michael Stewart Community Relations Consultant

    Michael oversees CAA South Central Ontario's traffic safety outreach efforts.

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