As many of our regular readers, both in and out of the emergency services will know, our team of writers and bloggers are all former emergency services personnel.
As we have each spent quite a few years driving on blue lights prior to retiring from our respective services, we have seen some strange and dangerous reactions by motorists who panic when they see an emergency vehicle coming up behind them.
But we have never seen someone come to a complete stop in lane 2 of a dual carriageway when an emergency vehicle is approaching them!
Especially not when the traffic conditions were light and the motorist could have quite easily moved safely into lane number 1.
The video below was originally shared back in Jan 18 and has had over 100,000 views since its debut on Twitter.
In a tweet, @WYP_PCWillis said:
‘When responding to an emergency this is not what you want to happen!
‘If you see blue lights behind you, move over.
‘If the emergency vehicle is going to a job, it will pass you. If it wants to stop you, it will follow you onto the hard shoulder.
‘NEVER stop in a live lane!’
In the footage below, the emergency vehicle has its blue lights flashing and most motorists move from lane 2 into lane 1 without incident.
But the driver of what appears to be a BMW comes to a complete halt in lane 2 of the dual carriageway.
Hopefully, by sharing this video, then other motorists will know what not to do in similar circumstances
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