Know Your Motor Vehicle Laws

Safety Zone


 
 

Rick Patrick | | Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Every vehicle on the roadway should follow its respective rules of the road. This includes emergency vehicles. Certain vehicles such as emergency vehicles are often granted special exemptions (privileges) during emergency response. Understanding the intent of these exemptions (privileges) is crucial to a safe response. ESO leadership should incorporate these exemptions along with the understanding of the law of due regard into their respective policies. Every person in the ESO should be trained on the laws and their respective ESO policies. When developing policy, consider the following:

  1. Obtain copies of your state and local statutes, county and city ordinances and applicable regulations.
  2. Develop examples that are appropriate for your ESO. Don't leave any doubt as to what is right or wrong.
  3. Have an attorney review your policies and/or assist you with preparing the examples for your ESO.



Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Provider Wellness and Safety

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

The Evolution of Civilian High Threat Medical Guidelines

How mass killing events have proven a need for new guidelines.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Baltimore Man Rescued from Building Collapse

Rowhouse collapse traps a worker in the basement area.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

A Night with Wisconsin’s Busiest Medic Unit

Ride along one night with the paramedics of MED 5.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Patient Dies in West Virginia Ambulance Rollover

Marion County Rescue Squad crew is injured in collision.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Rescue Volunteers in Syria

White Helmets group at work during fighting.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Boulder Pins Colorado Hiker

Wilderness EMS team frees trapped hiker.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

North Dakota Oilfield Medics

Tactics used in offshore platforms tailored to the remote areas.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


More Product Videos >