This National Road Safety Week we are taking the pledge to drive so others survive!
Do you know what to do when you see an emergency vehicle responding?
- Begin slowing down, but don't brake rapidly
- Use your indicators and begin moving as far to the left of the road as you can to give the emergency vehicle sufficient space to pass
- Stop safely as far to the left of the road as possible. If you cannot move safely to the left, stop and stay where you are and let the emergency vehicle drive around you
- Once the emergency vehicle passes you and is a safe distance away, you may move back toward the lane and resume driving
Knowing what to do when you see an emergency service vehicle's lights can keep you and our emergency personnel safe.
Remember, you have a responsibility to drive safely every week of the year. Help us protect vulnerable road users by slowing down and giving them the space they need to be safe.
To learn more about National Road Safety Week and join ACTESA Commissioner Georgeina Whelan and Chief Officers in taking the Pledge to Drive so Others Survive! visit the National Road Safety Website.