A blitz put on by the RCMP, Saskatchewan Highway Transport Patrol, and other agencies in Saskatchewan revealed a huge problem on our highways.

Over 475 tickets were issued to drivers speeding past emergency vehicles.

Pete Garvey with the RCMP Traffic Services explained, "when you see emergency lights flashing, slow down, pay attention to where they are going because unfortunately we  have a lot of people that aren't looking at the emergency lights and tend to steer that way and we want a safe work area for all of our people."

Fines start at $210 for speeding 10 km/hr faster than the maximum 60 km/hr.

Garvey reminded motorists that emergency vehicles include police, fire, ambulance and tow trucks.

When the lights are flashing you are required by law to slow to 60km/hr.