Examples of Class 4 motor vehicles are ambulances, taxis, buses with a seating capacity of less
than 24 passengers, and vehicles being used for hire.
Legal aspects of emergency
| · (b) proceed past a traffic control
signal indicating stop or a stop sign
· (c) contravene any provision that is
prescribed by the Act, this or other
regulations or a municipal bylaw
governing the use of the highways.
· (2) An emergency vehicle, while its
siren is operating, has the right of
way over all other vehicles.
• Use of the red flashing lights alone,
does not exempt the driver from the
Traffic Safety Act.
• The Traffic Safety Act authorizes
emergency medical operators to
disregard some traffic laws under limited
circumstances. Failure to meet the
requirements of these circumstances
means that the driver may be subject to
Civil and Criminal penalties in the event
of a collision.
66 A Commercial Driver’s Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing