We're all a bit guilty when it comes to speeding, but we all need to pay more attention, especially when we're driving through areas where emergency responders are working.

"Whenever there is flashing lights on a scene you have to slow down to a reasonable crawl so no one can get hurt on scene, that's the last thing we want," explained Drumheller Fire Chief Bruce Wade.

When passing emergency crews, slow your vehicle down to a safe pace and move over as much as you can to ensure you won't cause another accident.

"In town it's pretty tough to say what speed you should go. On the highways you have to pull into the next lane and slow to at least 60 kilometres, but common sense would prevail when you're in town going by emergency vehicles," Wade outlined.

If people aren't paying attention when driving through an area where emergency crews are working, fines can be handed out.

"People can be charged if they're driving dangerously or without paying attention in an accident, but again charges have to come from the RCMP. If it got to be dangerous, we would take the license plate and forward that on to the RCMP," concluded Wade.

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