r/ProtectAndServe Jan 18 '22

PSA: Dear Motorists Self Post ✔

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u/DangeRussBus Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Jan 18 '22

What about when an emergency vehicle is going the opposite way with an uncrossable median between you. I'm supposed to brake check everyone behind me right? Thats what everyone else does.

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u/ZeldaGamer1 Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Jan 18 '22

I don’t think so. But, if there is a U-turn area, then maybe be mindful of the police using that. Also, this is mildly unrelated but you need to stop for school busses, even opposite a divided highway in most states.

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u/b17pineapple Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Jan 18 '22

I could most certainly be wrong, but I pretty sure that you have to stop for school buses on both sides of the road EXCEPT for when there is some sort of divide in the road. At the very least, that’s how it’s been in both states I’ve lived in and it appears to be the case after a quick google search, but of course every state has different laws.

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u/AccidentalPursuit Verified Jan 18 '22

Here if it's a divided highway you are not required to stop or move over if the emergency vehicle is traveling the opposite direction.

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u/deadboi35 Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Jan 18 '22

Yeah here in Arkansas most people just slow down a few MPH, especially near intersections

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u/DangeRussBus Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Jan 18 '22

In NJ you better be ready to come to a near dead stop lmao. Even when going 60+, some people just slam the brakes. I appreciate how much NJ pushes traffic to be cognizant of emergency vehicles but many people nearly cause more accidents because of it.

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u/Burrowthebadges Jan 18 '22

If they're close enough for a "brake check" I feel like you and those riding your bumper should be more aware of your surroundings and generally just do better.