Originally Posted by MyronL
I was doing my usual 58 mph at the time but did not react to the troopers...
... it cost me a $169 fine and 4 points! Quite a bite.
It would be more expensive here, with the same demerits.
The RCMP provides a national overview
, but in Alberta you could be fined double the normal amount for being 33 km/h (21 mph) over the speed limit (which is effectively 60 km/h when passing the police vehicles). That's $374 to $702 (if charged for the full speed), and it's not for failing to stop, it's for failing to slow down or move over, for the safety of the officers. In Alberta the same applies to any other emergency vehicle (ambulance, fire, even a tow truck).
The same Alberta laws cover the fines for speeding in construction zones, similar to what Donna described for Oregon.
We should be particularly aware of the risks that these laws address when driving RVs, since they are much wider than most of our typical vehicles, and it is really easy when towing a trailer to fail to allow for the extra width of the trailer when judging clearance to people at the roadside.