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References: Steve wrote:
>> Vince Brannigan wrote:
>>> 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 vehicles.
>>>> ok. I said I was through but this is too much. SAW ME ONE CODE
>>>> SECTION THAT SAYS THIS.
>>> § 21-201. Obedience to and required traffic control devices
>>> (a) Obedience required. --
>>> (1) Subject to the exceptions granted in this title to the driver of
>>> an emergency vehicle, the driver of any vehicle, unless otherwise
>>> directed by a police officer, shall obey the instructions of any
>>> traffic control device applicable to the vehicle and placed in
>>> accordance with the Maryland Vehicle Law.
>>> Md code
>>> more if you need them.
>> § 21-405. Operation of vehicles on approach of emergency vehicles.
>> (a) In general.- On the immediate approach of an emergency
>> vehicle using audible and visual signals that meet the requirements
>> of § 22-218 of this article or of a police vehicle lawfully using an
>> audible signal, the driver of every other vehicle, unless otherwise
>> directed by a police officer, shall yield the right-of-way.
> if you are stopped at a red light you have yielded
If the vehicle is behind you and needs to proceed through the intertection
you have not yielded the roadway to that vehicle.
>> (b) Duty of driver upon approach of emergency vehicle.- On the
>> immediate approach of an emergency vehicle using audible and visual
>> signals that meet the requirements of § 22-218 of this article or of
>> a police vehicle lawfully using an audible signal, the driver of
>> every other vehicle, unless otherwise directed by a police officer,
>> shall drive immediately to a position parallel to and as close as
>> possible to the edge or curb of the roadway, clear of any
> but it does not give any right to go through a traffic signal
It requires you to clear the intersection.
>> (c) Stopping until emergency vehicle passes.- On the immediate
>> approach of an emergency vehicle using audible and visual signals
>> that meet the requirements of § 22-218 of this article or of a
>> police vehicle lawfully using an audible signal, the driver of every
>> other vehicle, unless otherwise directed by a police officer, shall
>> stop and stay in this position until the emergency vehicle has
> stop and stay , not go thrrough a red light
One lane, no room to "pass"
>> Guess you do have to move for a FIRE TRUCK, not just at the
>> direction of a police officer. And in theory, since that seems be
>> all there is in this thread, in order to do so you might have to
>> disgread the red light in order to "clear the intersection."
> no there is apositive command not to.
> §21-202. Traffic lights with steady indication
> (h) Steady red indication -- In general. -
> (1) Vehicular traffic facing a steady circular red signal alone:
> (i) Shall stop at the near side of the intersection:
> 1. At a clearly marked stop line;
> (ii) Except as provided in subsections (i), (j), and (k) of this
> section, shall remain stopped until a signal to proceed is shown.
> The statute repeadtly says Police officer. an obligation ot "pull
> over is not an obligation to "run a red light"
It also says emergency vehicles, which include FIRE TRUCKS, and it also says
to clear the intersection.
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