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VIDEO: Watch as pickup doesn't stop for Fire Fighters heading to a fire

Pull over if you see an emergency vehicle approaching you from behind or coming towards you in the opposite traveling lane as you can be preventing first responders from saving a life.

When you are traveling on the roadway and see a 38,000-pound to 60,000-pound Fire Engine behind you with their lights and sirens on, your first instinct would to be to pull over and to get off to the side of the road, right? Well, it seems like this driver either didn't see the Fire Engine behind them or just simply ignored the bright red lights and sirens blearing behind them as you can see that the driver continued on his route and didn't pay no mind to the Fighter Fighters behind them trying to respond to a fire which can be seen on the left-hand side of the video screen.

In the video you will see that every driver is pulling over besides this red Dodge, you can even see the truck driver driving the semi pulling over for the fire truck, however the red pickup just keeps traveling and goes around the semi.

In the video you can hear a member from the OFD say "REALLY" moments before the driver finally gets out of the way, but only because the driver finally reached the road he wants to turn down.

When you don't yield to Emergency vehicles you can delay their response time, this means you're costing someone their life. If you see emergency lights behind you, it is smart to pull over as they could be going to assist a friend or family member of yours that is in need of their help.

The 2022-2023 Oregon Driver Manual states.

You must yield right of way to emergency vehicles, such as fire trucks, police vehicles, and ambulances, when they approach from any direction using a light or siren. When you see or hear an emergency vehicle warning, you must immediately drive as close as you safely can to the right side of the road and stop. Do not stop in an intersection. Do not drive or stop in a way that interferes with these vehicles. Stay stopped until the emergency vehicle has passed or until a police officer tells you to move. After the emergency vehicle passes, you must stay at least 500 feet behind the vehicle.

Video uploaded by the Ontario Fire Department

Please be mindful of our first responders and pull over if you see emergency lights.

Source: Ontario Oregon Fire & Rescue | Facebook

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