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Emergency Vehicles

  • Emergency vehicles are a frequent sight on roads across Illinois.
  • If you see an emergency vehicle (such as a police car, fire truck, or ambulance) that is displaying flashing lights and using its siren:
    • Pull to the right side of the road
    • Come to a stop if possible
    • And wait for the emergency vehicle to pass.
  • Stopping your vehicle allows the driver of the emergency vehicle to navigate the road safely in case he or she needs to turn into a driveway or cross street.
  • When responding to an emergency call, seconds count. Anything that you can do to make the emergency vehicle driver’s job easier makes the road a safer place for everyone, and it could save a life.
  • This procedure applies whether the emergency vehicle is behind or is approaching from the opposite direction.
Remember that emergency
vehicles always have the
right of way

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