Today’s theme centres on moving aside for emergency vehicles as we motor through #NationalRoadSafetyWeek, and we ask drivers to protect those who protect us by slowing down & giving emergency vehicles the spacethey need to stay safe when responding lights and sirens.
Every minute counts in a life-threatening emergency, so it is vital our paramedics manoeuvre quickly through traffic and get to the patient.
If you hear sirens or notice our flashing lights while driving, remain aware of your surroundings. Scan your mirrors regularly and move calmly and carefully out of our way if the emergency vehicle is approaching, usually to the left-hand lane.
As an ambulance passes you, keep in mind that there are often multiple units or other…