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Definitions for Emergency Vehicles for Section 106B of the Act Regulations

made under subsection 106B(2) of the

Motor Vehicle Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293

O.I.C. 2008-296 (May 28, 2008, effective June 1, 2008), N.S. Reg. 283/2008


1     These regulations may be cited as the Definitions for Emergency Vehicles for Section 106B of the Act Regulations.

Definition of emergency vehicle

2     In Section 106B of the Motor Vehicle Act, “emergency vehicle” means any of the following vehicles:


                (a)    an ambulance;


                (b)    a police vehicle;


                (c)    a fire department vehicle or fire patrol vehicle, including a fire suppression or fire vehicle operated by the Department of Natural Resources;


                (d)    a vehicle being used by the chief or deputy chief of a volunteer fire department when acting in an emergency arising from a fire or an accident;


                (e)    a vehicle being used by a conservation officer appointed under an enactment when the conservation officer is performing their duties as a conservation officer.

Definition of “in proximity to” an emergency vehicle

3     In Section 106B of the Motor Vehicle Act, “in proximity to”, in reference to an emergency vehicle, means passing the emergency vehicle when it is either on the roadway or adjacent to the roadway that the passing vehicle is travelling along.