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Yielding to and Passing Emergency Vehicles

When emergency vehicles using audible and visual signals, or a police vehicle with only the siren activated, unless otherwise directed by a police officer, must, as stated in the statutes:

    1. yield the right-of-way;
    2. immediately drive to a position parallel to and as close as possible to the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection; and
    3. stop and remain standing until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed.

Traffic in both directions must yield. Emergency vehicles, of course, have the right-of-way at all intersections.

A law passed in 2003 requires drivers to get out of the lane closest to emergency vehicles that have flashing lightson the side of the highway or slow down to a speed 20mph below the posted speed. Failure to comply could result in a fine of up to $200.