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:
- yield the right-of-way;
- 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
- 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.