Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lights and Sirens

Remember when people pulled off the road or to the side to let an ambulance pass? It sure doesn't appear to be like this anymore! We had two rigs stuck in traffic two blocks from the trauma center. In both cases people could move to get out of the way but didn't. One of the drivers actually got out and asked the driver of the car infront of him to pull aside. He had to wait for the guy to put down his cell phone!

I asked the driver how he handles it, his response was that it happens all the time. He even told me that on the interstate, drivers tailgate him thinking that he will help them get through traffic.

I know that it would be bad to wish that someday the drivers who don't get out of the way of the ambulance will have the chance be the patients in the back that desperately need to get to the ER.

3 comments:

SeaSpray said...
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SeaSpray said...

Actually, I thought it was the law that it was mandatory for drivers to pull off to the side. Maybe I'm wrong tho.

Unbelievably selfish, stupid and ignorant. Unless they had their music loud (which being on cell phone would negate that)and weren't looking in their mirrors.

I understand your feelings about wanting the tables to turn for those people. Wonder if they would even remember though?

I removed the other part of my comments because they went away from the point you are making.

Also...since you saw them just want to say I don't drive that way anymore...well maybe the lipstick...but I never ever pass on a single lane and never tailgate but give ample room, even though people cut in then AND I don't speed like THAT anymore.

I'm doing it again. What can I say? It's me. :)

Chrysalis Angel said...

It is so good to see you posting again. I had about given up, I thought you had disappeared - until Seaspray's post today.

Here, we turned in the license plate numbers to the police. We have had drivers ticketed for blocking us. I can't imagine what the heck people are thinking in those instances.