Amendments by the provincial government to the Vehicle Equipment Regulations Act could mean more flashing blue lights in the province.
Announced Thursday, the amendments will now allow for ambulances, fire-fighting vehicles and other designated emergency vehicles to use blue lights in addition to their existing emergency lights. Police vehicles, tow trucks, service vehicles and snowplows were already permitted to use blue flashing lights in Saskatchewan.
"This change is a way to protect the people who care for us in life's most extreme situations," said Minister Responsible for SGI Don Morgan in a written release. "When you see blue lights, you pay attention. By improving the visibility, we're helping keep first responders and other road users safe."
In Saskatchewan, drivers must slow to 60 km/h when passing emergency vehicles or tow trucks stopped at the side of the road with flashing lights, no matter what colour the lights are.