[Tagging] Clarification unclassified vs residential
colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sat Mar 2 09:12:54 UTC 2019
Boys, this will vary by legal jurisdiction. These comments are valueless unless placed in context.
Here in NL and as far as I know also in the UK, blue lights and sirens in your mirror are also no excuse for your own driving by the way, so you must not break any rules or otherwise drive dangerously to facilitate the emergency vehicle. Is that the same where you are?
In NL police have a blanket exemption for all traffic rules in the execution of their duty. In the UK there is a fixed list of exemptions, and driving the wrong way down a one way street is not one of them, for example.
On 2 March 2019 09:19:48 CET, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>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
>>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>but they will all reference the red light as requiring caution and the
>accident itself as proof.
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