Drivers Who Do Not Know How to Behave Properly when Approaching an Ambulance Are a Serious Problem for the Winnipeg Medicine System

Drivers Who Do Not Know How to Behave Properly when Approaching an Ambulance Are a Serious Problem for the Winnipeg Medicine System, Iryna Chyrkova

Many drivers on the streets of Winnipeg still do not know how to get out of the way when approaching emergency vehicles, although this is very important for saving the lives of city residents in emergency situations.

District chief of paramedic operations Michelle Bessas claims that many drivers begin to panic and stop the car right in the middle of the road in such situations, which greatly slows the operation of the ambulance. According to her, paramedics meet such behavior on the roads every day.

Bessas has been working in city medicine since 2002 and the priority task for her is to provide urgent medical care to all those in need. She knows better than others that procrastination in the work of paramedics can become a matter of life and death.

Michelle has compiled a list of simple rules for each driver that will help save thousands of lives. When the ambulance approaches, the driver must take the right and gradually stop and let it pass. Then he should see whether there are any other emergency cars behind it and only then continue his trip.

If the driver has blocked the ambulance at an intersection, he must pass a red light or a prohibitory sign, making sure that it's safe.Also, passing by cars with sirens on, that are standing at the roadside, the driver should slow down and go in the further row from them.

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