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That's not yielding!?

Rob Gibson

One driver in West Kelowna didn't seem to get the message to stay back from emergency vehicles.

Video sent to Castanet Monday evening shows the truck driver following closely and "splitting lanes" as the ambulance races to Kelowna.

The ambulance had lights and sirens activated and was clearly responding to an emergency.

The dashcam video captures the Ford F-150 with Alberta plates following in behind the ambulance as it makes its way through traffic.

The audio on the recording has been edited to eliminate some choice words from the pair watching as the truck speeds past everyone else who was slowing down and making way for the emergency vehicle.

Everyone else in the video appears to be obeying the law by pulling over – except the truck driver. 

In British Columbia, drivers are required to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles, including ambulances. Failure to do so comes with a $173 fine and also carries three penalty or demerit points.

Traffic laws in Alberta also require drivers to pull over and come to a complete stop for emergency vehicles – and, in fact, they specifically state: "you must not follow within 150 metres of any emergency vehicle that has its siren or lights operating."



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