TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY: DIAL 9-1-1

What is the law regarding moving for lights and sirens (any emergency vehicle?)

1. When you hear or see lights or sirens on a emergency vehicle, immediately pull to the right and stop.

2. When an emergency vehicle is along the side of the roadway with their emergency lights on, move over to the left and slow down

The Ordinance:
811.147 Failure to maintain safe distance from emergency vehicle or ambulance; penalty.

(1) A person operating a motor vehicle commits the offense of failure to maintain a safe distance from an emergency vehicle or ambulance if the person approaches an emergency vehicle or ambulance that is stopped and is displaying required warning lights and the person:

(a) On a highway having two or more lanes for traffic in a single direction, fails to:

(A) Make a lane change to a lane not adjacent to that of the emergency vehicle or ambulance; or

(B) Reduce the speed of the motor vehicle, if making a lane change is unsafe.

(b) On a two directional, two-lane highway, fails to reduce the speed of the motor vehicle.

(2) The offense described in this section, failure to maintain a safe distance from an emergency vehicle or ambulance, is a Class B traffic violation. [2003 c.42 §2]