Check for pedestrians,
cyclists, vehicles and any other obstacles, then
pull over if safe to do so not forgetting to
indicate so people know what you are doing.
Pull over as far as safely
possible, ensuring there is enough room for the
emergency vehicle to pass through. Stay calm and
be alert, there may be other emergency vehicles
Pedestrians should stay off
the road until the emergency vehicle has passed,
and then they should still ensure it is safe to
If these tips are followed it
should help in preventing unnecessary
vehicle accidents and
pedestrian accidents due to emergency
Whilst emergency vehicles
are using the blue flashing light they are
exempt from some motoring regulations, including
Treating a red traffic signal
as a give way sign.
Travelling on the wrong side
of keep left bollards.
Using motorway hard shoulders
in either direction.
Ignoring speed limits, this
applies to the fire, police and ambulance
But they must not: -
Ignore 'no entry' signs.
Ignore 'give way' or 'stop'
Travel along one-way streets
in the wrong direction.
Ignore the flashing signs at
level crossings or at fire stations.
Cross a solid white line in
the middle a road (except to pass slow moving
cyclists or horses, stationary vehicles or road
This can be a problem when
other motorists slow down in no overtaking
The following are
classed as emergency services: -
National blood service
If you have been involved in a
road accident you may be entitled to
compensation. We can give you advice on
compensation claim and details on our "no
win no fee" policy.