Letter to the Editor March 22, 2018

Published on: March 21, 2018

Pull Over

To summarize the intent of Florida Statute 316.126 and Florida DMV Rules and Regulations:

When an emergency vehicle including police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances approach with lights and sirens, they are responding to an existing emergency.  You are expected to pull over to the closest edge of the roadway and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed. The intent is for you to make way for the emergency vehicle so it can quickly move through traffic. Never block an intersection or attempt to out run the emergency vehicle by speeding through the intersection. This applies to all vehicles including cars, golf carts, bicycles, and/or pedestrians. Just remember, someday you might be the emergency.

Thank you, from one of your SCC Emergency Squad Volunteer Ambulance Drivers, 

John Gentry