Staying safe as sirens sound
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:42:02 GMT — Do you know what to do when there's an ambulance coming toward you? Experts say the first thing you should do is always be high alert for an ambulance because in most emergencies, they can come out of nowhere. Officials say many people have the tendency to panic when they see lights in their rear view causing them to slam on their brakes, but that's actually the worst response to have because it's the least expected and can cause a chain reaction. Corporal Wertz with the Dougherty County Police Department says, "when you see blue lights or red lights go to the right side of the road don't throw on your breaks, go to the right side of the road that's the best thing you can do and that is of course in compliance with the law."
For drivers on the opposite side of the road, officials say you should slow down and allow them the ambulance to go by in case they have to move across the line while passing a car in their lane.