Cop Light Bling

I suppose that in order for the universe to maintain its balance, that for every Lock it or Lose it there must be a Cop Light Bling.

Yes, this really is the Nova Scotia RCMP parodying Hotline Bling (also a terrible song) in the name of road safety.

Nova Scotia RCMP’s music video, ‘Cop Light Bling’, promotes awareness of Nova Scotia’s ‘Move Over’ law.

The goal of the video is to highlight Nova Scotia’s An Act to Increase Safety for First Responders and Others, commonly known as the ‘Move Over’ law.

After coming into effect on May 1, 2010, the law makes it an offence to drive faster than 60 km/h or the posted speed limit (whichever is the lesser of the two) when passing a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights flashing. Motorists also must change to the lane farthest from the stopped emergency vehicle, if that lane is free and it is safe to do so.

Thank you for slowing down and moving over!

While I mostly agree with Alan Cross when he says that “the RCMP just killed “Hotline Bling”” and it’s “time to call the SIU,” they do get points for including one of those blow by blow descriptions of the action with the video for the benefit of deaf and blind people. I’ll paste it below in case anyone’s interested.

“Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia presents” is shown on-screen.

“COP LIGHT BLING” appears on-screen.

You sped right past my…

Music plays and a police officer dances.

You, you, you, you…Yeah!

You just sped right past my cruiser.

A car speeds past the police officer, nearly hitting him.

You nearly hit my leg.

The police officer points to his leg.

You sped past my cruiser.

Shoulda changed your lane.

Police officers point in the same direction.

Cause you know when these cop lights BLING,

Police officers point to the cruiser’s flashing lights.

That can only mean one thing.

Police officers dance around a parked cruiser.

You know when these cop lights BLING,

Police officers point to the cruiser’s flashing lights.

That can only mean one thing.

Police officers dance around a parked cruiser.

Ever since May 2010, you…

The police officer points to a 2010 calendar.

Can get fined if you don’t slow down,

Police officers dance in the background.

When police stop on the road, now…

This legislation ain’t nouveau, now…

Police officer sits in the driver’s side of the cruiser, singing. Three other police officers sit in the backseat, dancing.

And ever since May 2010, you…

The police officer points to a Summary Offence Ticket booklet.

Can be fined if you don’t move,

To the lane farthest from red and blue,

If it’s safe for you to do.

Police officers dance in the background.

Please don’t speed right past my cruiser.

Move to the other lane.

Don’t speed past my cruiser.

Please let me explain…

Don’t speed right past my cruiser.

A police officer dances up to the motorist’s vehicle.

Don’t be hasty.

The police officer hands the motorist a ticket.

Don’t speed past my cruiser.

Please respect road safety.

Hey everyone!

The police officer speaks into a studio microphone.

Slow down to 60 or the posted speed limit, whichever is lower.

And move over to the other lane.

Keep everyone safe.

Yeah!

Five police officers dance with the two motorists who were pulled over earlier.

Credits are shown on-screen along with video clips for each individual.

RCMP Cst. Tony Roache, background dancer 1

RCMP Cpl. Jennifer Clarke, background dancer 2

RCMP Sgt. Leanne MacDonald, background dancer 3

RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae, background dancer 4

RCMP Financial Analyst, Tom Tanner, driver 1

RCMP Administrative Assistant, Andrew Henneberry, driver 2

RCMP Cst. Mark Skinner, lead actor and vocalist

“Thank you for slowing down and moving over” appears on-screen.

Corporate signature of the RCMP appears on-screen.

Canada wordmark appears on-screen.

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