Frequent question: When you hear a fire engine siren you must?

Speed up and take the nearest exit. When you hear the siren of an emergency vehicle, you must pull over to the curb or side of the road and stop.

What should you do if you hear a siren?

If you hear a siren, try to discern the direction from which it is coming. If you see a firetruck, police car, ambulance, or other official vehicles with flashing lights and a siren, it is an emergency vehicle and you must get out of the way. Use your side and rearview mirrors to safely look at the road behind you.

What do you do when you hear a fire truck siren?

Pull Over to the Side of the Road Safely

A firetruck, ambulance, or police cruiser will turn on their sirens to inform everyone that they need to get to their destination quickly. If you hear this siren and it is coming from behind you, then you need to pull to the right side of the road.

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What is the first thing you should do when you hear sirens while driving?

As soon as you hear sirens coming your way, calmly pull over to the right and stop. “Slow down, check to the right, and pull over as soon as it is safe to do so to allow the emergency vehicle to pass you,” Ric Rangel-Bron, spokesman for Toronto Paramedic Services, writes in an e-mail.

When you hear the siren or see the flashing lights of an approaching emergency vehicle you must?

Yield the right-of-way to any approaching emergency vehicle that is using its flashing lights or siren, regardless of its direction of travel. You must immediately drive to the right side of the road and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed.

Why would you hear the siren sound of a fire truck?

Answer: During the night, the sounds are refracted downwards to the ground. Therefore, the sound travels faster and clearer during the night, making it easy to hear the sound of the siren.

What to do when an ambulance is coming behind you?

If the emergency vehicle is behind you or approaching the same intersection as you from a different street, you will need to pull over and/or stop. But don’t just slam on the brakes and come to a halt right where you are. That puts you at risk of getting rear-ended by the car behind you.

What does it mean when you hear sirens?

-Sirens mean severe weather is imminent or already occurring. … You should actively seek severe weather information once you hear there is a possible threat of severe weather (such as a severe weather watch) and not wait until you hear a siren or other “risk signal” to act.

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What are you supposed to do when an ambulance is coming?

You must yield the right-of-way to any police vehicle, fire engine, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle using a siren and red lights. Drive to the right edge of the road and stop until the emergency vehicle(s) have passed. However, never stop in an intersection.

Do ambulance drivers listen to music?

Usually, they aren’t listening to music — they’re usually listening to the police/fire chatter over the radios.

What should you do if an ambulance comes up behind you flashing red lights or sounding its siren?

When you hear a siren or see red flashing lights from an ambulance or fire engine, if they are following you, you must slow down and pull over. Stop if necessary. If a police car is following you with its lights flashing (which will be red and blue), then you must stop unless it passes you and continues on its way.

What is the first thing you should adjust if needed when you get into a car to drive?

What is the first thing you should adjust, if needed, when you get into a car to drive? When preparing to drive, you should first adjust your seat to ensure that you are in a comfortable position and can see the road clearly. Adjust your mirrors and steering wheel to be effective when your seat is fully adjusted.

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