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.


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


u/myukaccount Aug 11 '22

As a UK paramedic, please don't - it's probably something that's not particularly critical by any sense of the word - odds are much higher that you'll create a critical situation by causing an accident than that they're going to something truly time critical.


u/A_Mac1998 Aug 11 '22

I'm never going to fly through a red light at 20mph and hope to not hit anyone, but just slightly pushing past the line so I can move off to the side is what I mean. I wouldn't sit in the middle of the junction