11/09/2015 01:29 EST | Updated 11/09/2015 01:59 EST

Saskatchewan RCMP Catch Nearly 500 Drivers Speeding Past Emergency Vehicles

Fines start at $210.


REGINA — A safety blitz announced three weeks ago has nabbed hundreds of drivers who were speeding past emergency vehicles in Saskatchewan.

In all, 478 drivers were caught zipping past police cars, fire trucks, ambulances and tow-truck operators working on highway right of ways.

It is the law in Saskatchewan to reduce speeds to 60 km/h when passing working emergency vehicles with their lights flashing.

The Highways Ministry transport patrol teamed up with RCMP and other agencies to enforce the law and educate drivers.

Fines start at $210.

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