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ASK A COP: What Should I Do if I'm Stuck in an Intersection and A Firetruck is Barreling Toward Me?

Keep your cool and stay put..

Trouble in the intersection...
Trouble in the intersection...
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 law enforcement questions to Brad.Kava@Patch.com

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