Emergency Vehicles – Florida Traffic School Online Course
Oh no what to do! Here comes the Fire Truck, Ambulance, Police Car, Swat Team… you name it! What do I do? Do I pull over to the left or the right? Do I just stop smack-dab in the middle of the road? Someone give me directions!
Emergency vehicles include police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, and other vehicles that sound a siren or a bell, or flashes a red light. When an emergency vehicle approaches pull to the right side of the road and stop. If congested, slow down and make room. Yield in situations you would normally have the right-of-way. Do not follow too closely after the vehicle has passed, 500 feet minimum. Do not park at the scene.
Move Over Law:
• If you are traveling in the lane of traffic where there is an emergency vehicle on the side of the road operating in an official capacity you must either move to another lane or slow your speed 20 mph below the posted speed limit.