ASK A COP: What Should I Do if I'm Stuck in an Intersection and A Firetruck is Barreling Toward Me?

You're sitting in front at a stop light with traffic all around when a fire truck comes up from behind. It's trapped, and so are you.

Trapped at a red light. (Photo: Patch Archive)
Trapped at a red light. (Photo: Patch Archive)
Question from a Patch Reader:

Is legal for you roll thru a red light to make room for a responding emergency vehicle, I see a lot of folks will not get out if the way or make room for the emergency vehicle to pass.

Answer from CHP Officer Bradley Sadek:

It is not legal to roll into the intersection to make way for an emergency vehicle. The best thing to do at this point, if you can't move to the right , is to just stay put. This will allow the emergency personnel to determine the best and safest way around you.

Send your law enforcement questions to Brad.Kava@Patch.com


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