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Intersection Safe Passage

When exercising the privileges of an emergency response granted by your state laws, remember that there is more to account for than just routine traffic. The average two-lane intersection is eight lanes of traffic. Add the shoulders of the road and you have the potential of eighteen lanes. Now throw in the trees, shrubbery, utility poles, sidewalks with pedestrians, bicyclists, pets and buildings. Wow! There is a lot to account for. If you cannot account for all lanes of traffic (motor and non-motor), STOP! Exercise due regard, which is consideration of the risk and related actions for the safety of everyone.


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