When it’s safe, slow down, pull over to the right and stop. However, there are circumstances where that may not be possible (e.g., if you car is already stopped, and you don’t have anywhere to pull over). Simply stay put until the emergency vehicle goes around you.
What do you do when you hear emergency vehicle approaching?
- Safely move your vehicle to allow the emergency vehicle passage.
- Drive as closely as possible to the right curb or edge of a 2-way roadway.
- Move right or left to the nearest curb on 1-way streets.
- Stop until the emergency vehicle has passed. Check that no other emergency vehicles are approaching.
What should you do when an authorized emergency vehicle is approaching with its lights flashing and siren on?
Upon the Immediatee approach of an emergency vehicle sounding a siren and flashing emergency lights, a driver must yield the right of way and immediately drive to a position parallel to and as close as possible to the nearest edge or curb of the highway clear of any intersection and remain there until the emergency …
What should you do if an emergency vehicle is approaching with its lights and sirens on and you Cannot move over to the right?
DO: Stay calm.
If you cannot move to the right because of another vehicle or obstacle, just stop. Your action will let the driver of the emergency vehicle know what you are doing and allow the driver to anticipate where to drive.
When an emergency vehicle approaches and you are in the middle of an intersection you should?
Stop in the middle of an intersection. Proceed through it, then pull over to the right. Stop in the middle of a lane when there is room to pull to the right.
Do ambulance drivers listen to music?
Usually, they aren’t listening to music — they’re usually listening to the police/fire chatter over the radios.
When you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights you must?
D. Stop exactly where you are. When you see an emergency vehicle using its lights or hear it using its siren, you must immediately pull over to the curb or side of the road and stop.
What happens if you follow an ambulance?
As already said, it isn’t illegal to follow an ambulance. But if the ambulance is running lights and sirens and speeding, you will be breaking traffic laws trying to keep up, and can get stopped and cited for it.
When must we yield to emergency vehicles?
The California vehicle code states you must yield the right-of-way to any police vehicle, fire engine, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle using a siren and red lights. Drive to the right edge of the road and stop until the emergency vehicle(s) have passed. Never stop in an intersection.
When should you yield to emergency vehicles?
Yield to Emergency Vehicles
It is against the law to follow within 300 feet behind any fire engine, police vehicle, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle with a siren or flashing lights (CVC §21706). If you drive for sight-seeing purposes to the scene of a fire, collision, or other disaster, you may be arrested.