Traffic Tip Tuesday: Pull over for sirens

By McPherson Police Department
January 12, 2021

What do you do when you see a police vehicle, fire engine or ambulance in your rear-view mirror with flashing lights and sirens? We will tell you!

When immediately approached by an authorized emergency vehicle making use of an audible signal and visual signal or a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal only, the driver of all other vehicles shall do the following unless otherwise directed by a police officer:

1. Yield to the right-of-way

2. Immediately drive to a position parallel to and as close as possible to the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection

3. Stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed.

To help our First Responders avoid traffic accidents and delays as they are responding to an emergency, please move over and stop. Think if the emergency was you or a family member. We want our First Responders to get there as soon as possible without delay.

 For more information:

2020-STO-COMBINED ( Article 10. Sec. 61. (a)