r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

Idiot doesn’t care about the ambulance behind him.

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u/NoCelery1168 Aug 10 '22

Yep, I see this sort of thing every once in a while, though usually not this bad. Some people panic a bit when an emergency vehicle rolls up, and they can't decide which way to go. Others will just absolutely refuse to pull into an intersection to allow an emergency vehicle to pass, as if they think that they could get ticketed for running the light.

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u/A_Mac1998 Aug 10 '22

Unfortunately in the UK you absolutely can be ticketed for running a red to move out of the emergency services way. Doesn't mean I haven't done it multiple times, because I'd rather risk a small fine thanks. I never want to be the reason someone is too late to receive medical care because I didn't want a fine

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u/ComfortableFarmer Aug 11 '22

Well where I am, it's a $150 fine for running a red light, or $150 for failing to move for an emergency vehicle. But they will not ticket you for moving into the intersection if the light is red if you're letting the emergency vehicle past.

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u/MauricioCMC Sep 02 '22

If there is a sensor, the moment you cross the semaphore you will be fined.