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You're being followed by an ambulance showing flashing blue lights. What should you do? You're being followed by an ambulance showing flashing blue lights. What should you do?

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  • A. Pull over as soon as it's safe to do so

  • B. Accelerate hard to get away from it

  • C. Maintain your speed and course

  • D. Brake harshly and stop well out into the road

 
 

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When you see emergency vehicles with blue flashing beacons, move out of the way as soon as it is safe to do so.

When attending an emergency these vehicles will be travelling at speed. You should help their progress by pulling over and allowing them to pass. Do so safely. Don't stop suddenly or in a dangerous position. Maintain your speed until you can find a safe place to pull over - don't exceed the speed limit, and don't drive beyond your capabilities.

Check that there are no bollards or obstructions in the road that will prevent the emergency vehicle from passing you.

A green flashing beacon on a vehicle means the driver or passenger is a doctor on an emergency call. Give way to them if it's safe to do so. Be aware that the vehicle may be travelling quickly or may stop in a hurry.