Pull over for paramedics

Know what to do when an ambulance is at an accident scene

  • Sep. 12, 2012 11:00 a.m.

shing lights, then you hear the siren. It’s an ambulance coming up quickly with lights and siren on.

Remember:

Stay alert while driving. Avoid distractions.

Signal, move to the side of the road, come to a safe stop – this is required in BC. Don’t block or drive on the shoulder of the road. All traffic moving in both directions must stop (except on a divided highway when the emergency vehicle is on the opposite side).

It’s illegal to follow any emergency vehicle responding to a call. Stay at least 150 metres behind.

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