CVC 21806 requires drivers to yield to authorized emergency vehicles. Police, Fire, Medics, and Forestry are the most common emergency vehicles seen in our City, but any authorized emergency vehicle displaying at least a solid red light and a siren as needed shall be yielded to on the road. What does this mean? The CVC is specific in saying that drivers shall not only yield, or in other words “get out of the way,” but shall pull toward the right side of the road and stop. Hence the saying, “move right for sirens and lights.”
Here’s what to do when you hear those sirens and see those lights:
– Don’t panic.
– Don’t stop in the middle of the road.
– Do slow down and pull to the right safely.
– Do remain stopped until the emergency vehicle has passed.