Subject: Re: [NEWS]: Probe: U.S. Knew of Jet Terror Plots
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 15:26:30 -0400
Organization: Posted via Supernews, http://www.supernews.com
References: Steve wrote:
>> Vince Brannigan wrote:
>>> Safety note, unrelated to debate
>>> not in the USA if it's a fire truck In general only police officers
>>> have the authority to overrule traffic signals for civilian
>> ok. I said I was through but this is too much. SAW ME ONE CODE
>> SECTION THAT SAYS THIS.
> I think you said you were a georgia lawyer
> My records say this is the georgia code
> (a) The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of
> an official traffic-control device applicable thereto, placed in
> accordance with this chapter, unless otherwise directed by a
> police officer, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an
> authorized emergency vehicle in this chapter.
> The driver of an emergency vehicle can go through the light but only
> a police officer can direct a civilian vehicle to disobey the signal
You should be more careful of your reading of the GA code.
(a) Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle
or a vehicle belonging to a federal, state, or local law enforcement
agency making use of an audible signal and visual signals meeting
the requirements of Code Section 40-6-6, the driver of every other
vehicle shall yield the right of way and shall 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 and shall stop
and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle
or law enforcement vehicle has passed, except when otherwise
directed by a police officer.
(b) This Code section shall not operate to relieve the driver of any
authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard
for the safety of all persons using the highway.
No person shall fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or
direction of any police officer, fireman, police volunteer
authorized under Code Section 35-1-11, or school-crossing guard
designated by a local law enforcement agency invested by law with
authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic.
So the Fireman can stand there and direct traffic in disregard for the
traffic control devices in place.