It’s the law for any driver who sees and hears an emergency vehicle approaching from either direction to move out of the way.
Everyday, police fire and ambulance vehicles respond to urgent calls. Precious time lost getting there could mean the difference between life and death.
WHAT TO DO
On a multi-lane highway (max. 100km/h speed limit)
Slow down, signal and move to the right. If possible, pull as close as you can to the right side of the roadway and stop when safe to do so. Do not move onto the shoulder.
On a two-lane road
Signal and move to the right. Pull as close as possible to the right edge of the road, clear of any intersection, and stop.
On a one-way street
Signal and pull to the right or the left side of the street, clear of any intersection, and stop.
Traffic in an intersection or approaching from all directions must yield to an emergency vehicle until it passes through the intersection. Never block the intersection. Do not make a left turn if an emergency vehicle is approaching from behind. In this situation, the motorist should proceed straight through the intersection, then pull to the right and stop.
Take lights and sirens seriously. Pull to the right and stop. It’s the law.