70/40 Rule : 주행중에 길가에 경찰차, 도로공사, 조사, 동물사체, 청소차량 등이 빨강, 노랑, 파랑 경광등을 키고 있으면 속도를 줄이고, 차선을 변경해서 주행해야 한다는 법이랍니다. 속도는 80키로 이상인 곳에서는 70이하로, 80키로 이하인 곳에서는 40키로 이하로 줄여야 합니다. 중앙에 잔듸나, 중앙 분리대가 있는 경우는 제외하고 양쪽차선에 모두 적용되기 때문에, 반대 차선의 상황에도 주의해야 합니다. 2015년 1월부터 BC주에 적용되었고 잘 알려지지 않았다고 ㅜㅜ.
아래는 RCMP의 기사입니다.
Slow Down And Move Over
The RCMP would like to remind the motoring public to Slow Down and Move Over when approaching “official” vehicles stopped on BC roads.
On January 1, 2015 the previous ‘Slow Down and Move Over’ law was amended to require motorists to Slow Down and Move Over, for ALL
vehicles stopped alongside the road, which have flashing red, blue or yellow lights. This change under the Motor Vehicle Act provides
maintenance workers, utility workers, land surveyors, animal control workers and garbage collectors with greater protection from accident and injury. These
workers are now included in “Slow Down, Move Over” legislation in the BC Motor Vehicle Act, which also protects the operators of emergency and
enforcement vehicles and tow trucks.
Drivers must decrease their speed when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle when it is on or beside a roadway and has its lights flashing. Further, if
there are two lanes going in the same direction, drivers must move into the inside lane to pass, if it is safe to do so and a police officer has not directed
them to do otherwise. This gives emergency workers as much space as possible to complete their duties.
On undivided highways, this applies to motorists approaching the parked vehicle from either direction. If the vehicle is stopped on the driver’s side of the
road, and there is another lane going in the same direction, drivers must move into that lane, if it is safe to do so.
Where the speed limit is 80 km/h or higher, drivers must slow to 70 km/h, if they approach a vehicle stopped at the roadside with its lights flashing, Where
the limit is below 80 km/h, drivers must reduce their speed to 40 km/h. (Hint: think of it as the 70/40 rule.)