Interesting Video Blue Lights

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Geo, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Geo

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    How do you handle them



    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=btRHvQEIkcU"]Blue Light Aware - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  2. WynandJean

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    All good, sensible advice. I wonder whether it has become too expensive now for these types of explanatory videos to be shown as 'public service announcements' as they used to be on TV. There used to be regular reminders about driving etiquette etc. at one time but not so much now. Hence the 'need for new police powers' to stop people hogging motorway lanes etc.

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    Good video Geo
    The other day I was on a red light when an ambulance came up behind me siren and lights going. Have to be honest I didn't know what to legally do, I did pull past the light and let him squeeze through but according to the video I broke the law :Eeek: Just have to wait and see if I get a ticket now although I didn't go all the way over just enough to let him through.
     
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    I can't imagine any action would be taken against anyone moving forward at a red light to allow emergeny vehicles through, that would be a bit harsh and counter-productive. Obviously you would have to do so with extreme caution but that applies to ambulances which do not have the right to pass red lights but if they choose to do so it must be carried out at the cognisance of the crew and they have to be prepared to defend their actions. As long as not done wantonly it is unlikely that any action will follow.

    I'd certainly like to think so.

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    Ok, all emergency vehicles are legally allowed to go through a red light, providing the the have their blue lights and sirens on, however the driver of the emergency vehicle has to treat the red light as a give way sign,ie traffic coming through on green has priority, (but most drivers will on seeing the emergency vehicle will slow and allow them through) if a driver of the emergency vehicle collides with you then he/ she will always be at fault, they then have to stop, go to the vehicle that they hit , give his name , and provided that there is no injuries is then allowed to leave the seen and carry on to the emergency, and all drivers of emergency vehicles will have been trained up to advanced driving standards. :thumb:
     
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