It goes without saying that letting the emergency services through is very important – you can actually face up to a £5000 fine if you fail to do so. But did you know that doing the wrong thing can also land you with not only a fine but penalty points on your license?
Many people don’t, and when an inexperienced driver is faced with a situation where they are not sure what the emergency vehicle expects them to do it could cause them to panic and make mistakes that could have serious consequences for themselves and other drivers. It is really important to be clued up about your duty as a driver when being faced with emergency vehicles on the road in order to ensure safety. So, here are a few points to consider:
Finally, it’s worth keeping in mind that the drivers of emergency vehicles are aware of the rules other motorists must follow, and do not expect you to perform a dangerous manoeuvre or pull over in a ridiculous place to let them through. So, try to remain calm, don’t panic, and always put the safety of yourself and others first.« Condensation Inside Your Car Windows? Here’s How To Stop ItHow to Properly De-Ice Your Car »