Can you go through a red light if an ambulance is behind you?
Advice online says you should not break the law to make way for police, fire and ambulance vehicles – this includes entering bus lanes or running red lights. Do not try to speed or outrun an emergency vehicle, only allow the emergency vehicle to overtake only when there is space to do so and it is safe.
What to do when an ambulance is behind you at a red light?
- Give way by moving to the left or right as emergency vehicles will make their way between other vehicles.
- If the signal is red, emergency vehicles may cross and proceed after a brief stop.
What do you do when the emergency vehicle is behind you?
What you should do around emergency vehicles
- Slow down.
- Move left to give the vehicle a clear run down the middle of the road. If you can’t move left safely, stay where you are and let the emergency vehicle overtake you.
- Not move your vehicle suddenly.
- Not drive into the path of the emergency vehicle.
What should you do if there is an emergency vehicle with flashing light behind you while you are in an intersection?
If you are in an intersection when you see an emergency vehicle approaching while using its flashing lights and/or siren, continue through the intersection and then drive to the right and stop.
When an emergency vehicle approaches and you are in the middle of an intersection you should?
At the approach of an emergency vehicle…
Move your vehicle to the right, if at all possible. Then, come to a complete stop, and wait. Remember, “Move to the right for sirens and lights.” Stay put at an intersection stop sign or traffic light, if you cannot pull to the right.
Are you supposed to pull over for ambulance?
It is commonly known that you should always pull over to let an ambulance, fire engine, and police car move past you. When you see the lights and sirens of an emergency vehicle it is universally accepted that you should get out of the way.
What will you do if you hear a siren nearby but Cannot see where the emergency vehicle is?
If you hear a siren or an air horn close by but do not know exactly where the emergency vehicle is, safely pull over to the right side of the road and stop until you are sure it is not headed toward you.
What to do when a fire truck is behind you?
You must yield the right-of-way to a police car, fire engine, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle that uses a siren and flashing lights. Pull as close to the right of the road as possible and stop until the emergency vehicle(s) has passed.