Saskatoon Fire Department asking drivers to obey lights
Assistant Chief says department trying to avoid accidents
The Saskatoon Fire Department has a message for drivers.
They want motorists to stop whenever they see flashing red lights in front of their fire stations.
The lights are activated whenever fire vehicles are entering or exiting the station, but some drivers don't seem to be paying attention.
Every year, the department says two to three dozen vehicles try to sneak through the area, sometimes sneaking behind fire trucks to get past.
"We really don't want our large fire apparatus to back into a vehicle and have someone get hurt," said Assistant Chief Morgan Hackl. "And it's especially prevalent at our #1 fire station on Idylwyld Drive."
The department has asked the Saskatoon Police Service to help out, and has forwarded license plate numbers to them in some cases.
Luckily, Hackl says no traffic accidents have happened at Saskatoon fire halls so far.