It’s not unusual to be driving along when you’re suddenly
confronted with the sight or sound of an emergency vehicle – lights
flashing, siren blaring. So what do you do?
Your first instinct will be to try to get out of the way as
quickly as possible in order to let the vehicle pass, and this is
what most of us would do, but is it the right thing to do?
The Highway Code indicates that you should look and listen for
ambulances, fire engines, police cars and any other emergency
vehicles, whenever you are on the road.
The important thing to remember at this point is not to panic.
Above all, remember that you are responsible for your own actions
on the road, regardless of the presence of an emergency vehicle, so
you should move out of the way when it is safe and appropriate for
you to do so without contravening road laws, or endangering
yourself or anyone else in the area.
Follow our tips when you see or hear an emergency
vehicle on the road - stay safe and allow them to pass by with the
minimum of delay
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