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CARS MOVE OUT OF THE WAY TO LET AMBULANCE GET TO THE FRONT

In a life and death situation, every single second counts.

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A video emerged online showing an ambulance with its sirens blaring and lights flashing, indicating that they were responding to an emergency situation.

The cars were seen stopping at a traffic light, with the ambulance waiting behind them.

The gracious drivers then gave way, with the camcar reversing his vehicle along with the other drivers moving out of the way so that the ambulance could get to the front.

The ambulance then drove to the front of the queue at the traffic stop, before moving off after the traffic lights turned green.

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Kudos to these drivers for their civic-mindedness and understanding of the situation.

Potential penalties for obstruction

On a side note, emergency vehicles on official duty have a right of way on the roads, under the Road Traffic Act.

An indicator of this would be the flashing lights and blaring of the sirens on the emergency vehicles, which is a sign to move out of the way.

Vehicles on the same lane and ahead of the emergency vehicles, should filter to the left or the right lane as soon as possible to make way.

Under the Road Traffic Act, persons who obstruct emergency vehicles responding to an emergency faces a fine of up to $160 as well as 4 demerit points on their license.

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Under the Civil Defence Act, persons who obstruct emergency duties from being carried out face a fine of up to $5,000, a jail term of up to 6 months, or both.

Images and video source: ROADS.sg on Facebook, William Lee.

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