When an emergency vehicle (ambulance, fire, police), sounding an alarm and flashing lights, is approaching from any direction you must yield right-of-way by:

  • Immediately moving clear of an intersection if you are stopped for a red light or stop sign. (If blocking the path of an emergency vehicle you must proceed through a red light or stop sign with caution, to clear the way) and move immediately and cautiously to the right curb or edge of roadway.
  • Driving as closely as possible to the right curb or edge of roadway
  • Remaining stopped at the edge of he road until the emergency vehicles have passed

For additional ¬†information on rules of the road, please refer to the Driver’s Complete Handbook

Article 132 of the Highway Traffic Act

Penalties for improperly passing an emergency vehicle can be severe.