Adding Flashing Blue and Amber Lights to Municipal Equipment

Year: 2019

Number: 20-19M

Department: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure

Midterm: Yes

WHEREAS rural municipalities maintain municipal roads which requires operating graders, mowers, and other large equipment, and requires working at slow speeds and taking up much of the road;


WHEREAS current laws allow for road construction equipment to have flashing amber lights which require drivers to exercise caution when passing;


WHEREAS amber lights can be difficult to see at certain times of the day and on some equipment, and some drivers do not exercise caution when meeting road construction equipment and pass recklessly;


WHEREAS tow trucks in Saskatchewan have flashing blue and amber lights which require drivers to slow down to 60 km/hr when passing;


BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to amend the current laws to add flashing blue and amber lights to road construction equipment to make the roads safer.

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