New regulations in Nova Scotia have changed from it just being illegal to text or use your phone while driving to cover all hand-held communication/entertainment devices, or any other prescribed electronic device. This also includes using the GPS. Plan everything before you put the car in drive. It will take about two years from passage before all new regulations and the new law are in place, but practice makes perfect. Start your good driving habits now.
When an emergency vehicle pulled over with its lights flashing, the law is motorists must slow down to 60 km/h or obey the speed limit if it’s lower than 60 km/h. If the road has two or more lanes in one direction, motorists must also move into another lane farther away from the stopped vehicle if it can be done safely. A motorist must obey these laws for ambulances, police vehicles, fire department vehicles, Department of Lands and Forestry fire vehicles, fire chiefs’ or deputy fire chiefs’ vehicles, conservation officers’ vehicles, motor vehicle and carrier inspectors’ vehicles, public safety vehicles such as sheriffs and bridge patrol officers, and tow trucks that are stopped at the scene of a fire or collision or assisting a vehicle. A fine can be as high as $350 for a first offence, with the potential to go higher.