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ASK A COP: What Should You Do When You Are Stuck in an Intersection and a Firetruck is Barreling Toward You

Don't move if it makes the situation more dangerous.
Don't move if it makes the situation more dangerous.
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 questions for local law enforcement to Brad.Kava@Patch.com

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