[Tagging] Clarification unclassified vs residential

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Mar 2 08:19:48 UTC 2019


On 02/03/19 11:21, Sergio Manzi wrote:
> On 2019-03-02 00:59, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
>> Being picky, but (at least out here) they're not exempt, they're just 
>> allowed to break them :-) eg in an emergency, an ambulance can go 
>> through a red light, but if they cause an accident by doing so, the 
>> driver will be charged (& they have been)
>
> Sorry, but I'm inclined to categorize the above as BS, or "fake news", 
> if you prefer, until you provide evidence (in which case I'll 
> apologize and eat my words).
>
> In every street code I know of, emergency and law enforcement vehicles 
> with alarm and light turned on HAVE PRECEDENCE on the traffic, 
> regardless the status of traffic lights, with all the legal 
> implications that derive from that.
>
> Sure, an ambulance driver who has caused an accident will be 
> investigated, but NOT for having burned a red traffic light (/they'll 
> asses if he/she was DUI and stuff like that.../)
>

If going through the red light causes an accident .. they can be 
charged, charged for negligent driving or driving in a manner dangerous, 
but they will all reference the red light as requiring caution and theĀ  
accident itself as proof.

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