The cruiser’s sirens and lights were activated!! All drivers learned at an early age that emergency vehicles have the right of way. Too often motorists are not yielding to emergency vehicles.
Vehicle and traffic law mandates that you MUST yield the right-of-way to fire, ambulance, police and other authorized emergency vehicles when they are responding to emergencies. They will display flashing lights and sound a siren. When you hear or see an emergency vehicle approaching your vehicle from any direction, including on your side of an expressway or limited access highway. Wait until the emergency vehicle passes before driving on. If you hear a siren but don't know exactly where the emergency vehicle is, pull over until you are sure it is not approaching you.
Emergency vehicles using lights and sirens are unpredictable. The driver may legally exceed the speed limit, pass red lights or stop signs, and drive the wrong way on one way streets.
Common sense is when driving down the road and everyone is pulled over or stopped ummm, obviously somethings happening! SMH
October 3, 2013 at 1:51 p.m.