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Question about yielding to emergency vehicles?

Author : Karmagician

Submitted : 2018-01-09 12:23:20    Popularity:     

Tags: yielding  Question  vehicles  emergency  

I am a United States citizen who has been driving for almost two years. I know that the law nation-wide (and I think in just about every country out there) is that you must yield the right-of-way to emergency vehicles that are running lights and sirens. T

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GET OUT OF THE WAY MAKE A PATH
Most find the right side is the best as the Emergency vehicle goes up the middle maybe switching sides of the road using turn lanes and so on.
GET OUT OF THE WAY all the other drivers are also trying to do the same thing.
Moving to the left is not wrong.

It helps to see it from the Fire truck drivers view.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20NkR3VU...

GET OUT OF THE WAY The most practical way you can.

PAY ATTENTION other drivers are also trying to get out of the way.
They might be going to your House, your family member. MOVE OUT OF THE WAY Left right take the exit or whatever needs to be done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nqkhC8z...

There can be more than one WAIT to make sure more not behind the First one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vR87EJy...

See one ahead MOVE OVER and slow down.

Yeah, you don't pull over to the right, you stay out of his way, usually the emergency vehicle will be on the left line anyway as it is usually the fastest, but in this case you just slow down and move over to the left if you can,


This is a weird situation because if there is a lot of traffic then the emergency vehicle will just go on the shoulder and drive there, but if there is no traffic then it will stay in the left line,

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Use common sense. Obviously, you don't pull in front of them. Usually, they drive on the left, so you pull right to get out of their way. Also, if they are directly behind you, in the same lane as you, then you pull right. But if they are on your right, you pull left.

do not cross the path of the emergency vehicle in the process of yielding to them.

In true, grid-lock traffic, you can't move. Otherwise, you make way for the emergency vehicle, the best way you can. In your scenario, that may mean moving over to the left shoulder. Signal your moves, watch what the emergency vehicle is doing, and watch what other drivers are doing.



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