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Safety while driving with emergency vehicles

Make sure you pull to the right when you see an emergency vehicle (Source: WALB) Make sure you pull to the right when you see an emergency vehicle (Source: WALB)
Do not panic and calmly move out of the way (Source: WALB) Do not panic and calmly move out of the way (Source: WALB)
"Folks need to have these rules in their minds," said Rowe. (Source: WALB) "Folks need to have these rules in their minds," said Rowe. (Source: WALB)

First responders want to remind drivers about proper procedure when you see an emergency vehicle, following a crash involving a Dougherty County ambulance over the weekend.

No one was seriously hurt in that crash, but you need to remember to pull over to the right and stop if you see an emergency vehicle with its lights and siren on.

First responders say it's most important for drivers not to panic.

Just calmly slow down and move to the right to give them as much room as possible.

"An ambulance is a lot different than  most vehicles because of the size of it and the weight of it. So they don't maneuver as easily as you do in your pickup truck or your normal car," said EMS Director, Greg Rowe.

Rowe also says you should not drive into a median or grass beside a  road because that could cause a crash.

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