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Lights and Sirens -- Clear the Way!

  • Always yield to an ambulance that has lights flashing and sirens wailing. Use your turn signal to indicate your direction, safely pull to the side of the road, and stop. If you can't move to the side, come to a slow stop.
  • If you are in the middle of an intersection, try to get through it and pull over to the side.  If that is not possible, move away from the center of the intersection.
  • Do not slam on your brakes as an ambulance approaches!
  • Stay put until all emergency vehicles have passed.
  • Do not follow in their wake! It is dangerous to you and other drivers; it's also against the law.



Help the paramedics to reach their destination quickly and safely.

One day it may be your emergency.



Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 19, 2012