National law enforcement have been taking to entertainment to reach out to their locals for a couple of years now. This is the Nova Scotia RCMP’s latest take on this entertainment. They took Drake’s controversial “Hotline Bling” song and made a parody out of it to promote their “Move Over” law. They call it, “Cop Light Bling.”
Of course, this was meant to be funny, but if I’m being honest, it really isn’t. In fact, let me rephrase. The video itself is so bad that it ends up sort of being funny in the end.
You sped right past my… You, you, you, you… Yeah! You just sped right past my cruiser. You nearly hit my leg. You sped past my cruiser. Shoulda changed your lane.NS RCMP, ‘Cop Light Bling’
Here, just have a look for yourself:
The video description itself reads:
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!rcmpgrcnsne on YouTube
Great initiative, Nova Scotia RCMP. We all know that entertainment is the way to go in this day and age of social media. Now, although this video hurts me to watch, I do think you’re on the right track.
I have a feeling this’ll get global attention. In fact, VICE Canada has written about it as well, and I’d assume that in itself is a pretty big deal.
Thank you for all that you do, RCMP. Be safe out there!