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Updated July 31, 2020
Are there different laws for yielding the right-of-way to emergency vehicles on the interstate? In short, the answer is no.
Here’s what Indiana Code 9-21-8-35 has to say about what you are supposed to do when you encounter an emergency vehicle, such as an ambulance, police car, or fire engine.
If an emergency vehicle is approaching with lights and sirens on, do the following:
If an emergency vehicle is parked with lights and sires on, do the following:
The same rules apply to a stationary recovery vehicle, utility service vehicle, or a stationary road, street, or highway maintenance vehicle, when the vehicle is displaying alternately flashing amber lights.
To summarize, if there’s an emergency vehicle approaching or stopped in the roadway, slow down and move over. It’s the law.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a car accident, you are urged to contact the attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. An Indianapolis car accident lawyer from WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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