You’ve seen the flashing lights, you’ve heard the sirens... deciding what to do when an emergency vehicle is approaching from any direction can be a dilemma. Here are some tips that will help you stay calm and safe and help our emergency vehicles get to their destination without delay: • Look and listen Check your mirrors regularly and make sure your music is not too loud. • Consider the route and size of the vehicle You may need to move over even if the emergency vehicle is travelling in the opposite direction. • Signal your intentions using your indicators This will help the emergency vehicle and other road users know what action you are taking. • Pull in or move over safely You may not need to stop completely. • Don’t stop opposite any obstructions This will make the road narrower. • Avoid mounting kerbs/pavements where possible Be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. • Signal when you are pulling away Motorists behind you may still be moving, be careful when rejoining the road. • Stay alert More emergency vehicles may be on the way.
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