[Tagging] Clarification unclassified vs residential
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 the
accident itself as proof.
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