When an ambulance, fire or police emergency vehicle is approaching from any direction and is sounding a siren, you must yield the right-of-way.

  • Safely move your vehicle to allow the emergency vehicle passage.
  • Drive as closely as possible to the right curb or edge of a 2-way roadway.
  • Move right or left to the nearest curb on 1-way streets.
  • Stop until the emergency vehicle has passed. Check that no other emergency vehicles are approaching.

If you see a vehicle with flashing green lights, treat it like any other emergency vehicle. In some municipalities, volunteer fire fighters use flashing green lights on their emergency response vehicles when responding to a fire or other emergencies.

Always yield to emergency vehicles with siren or lights operating. Maintain a safe following distance of at least 150 metres (500 feet).

Always yield to emergency vehicles with siren or lights operating. Maintain a safe following distance of at least 150 metres (500 feet).

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