Safe Driving

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When you see an emergency vehicle

  • Remain calm, pull to the right and come to a stop.
  • When in the left lane, move to the right as traffic allows.
  • If you cannot move to the right because of an obstacle, such as a car, simply stop.
  • When an emergency vehicle approaches you from behind while you are stationary at an intersection, stop sign or red light, do not move until the vehicle has passed you.

Drivers of emergency vehicles know that they cannot help anyone if they don't get there! Sometimes, due to traffic conditions, it may be necessary for emergency vehicles to travel in opposing lanes, against the flow of traffic.

If you or someone you care about requires the help of an emergency responder, you will be thankful for the drivers who don't impede their safe and prompt arrival.