Can you cross red light if an ambulance is behind you?

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The Saudi police are always vigilant about traffic laws. They are always assuring that the people be it pedestrians or the motorists, be aware of the laws. The Saudi police assures that only the laws are good enough to prevent unpleasant events but also people are aware of it.

Recently, they shared a video on what pedestrians and motorists should do if they see an emergency vehicle on road: especially if the signal is red and the emergency vehicle is behind them.

What to do if Ambulance is behind you?

  • What to do if Ambulance is behind you?
    • On main roads and highways
    • On internal roads
    • At intersections
    • At roundabouts

The police briefed that the motorist shall never use the road shoulder as it is for the emergency vehicles to slip by when the traffic load is high, and they are is a rush.

They clearly suggested that in case an emergency vehicle is behind, and the signal is red Do Not cross the signal as it can cause damage to others and the emergency vehicle might as well get into a traffic accident. Many people have a misconception that you are allowed to cross red light if an ambulance or another emergency vehicle is behind you.

The police asked the pedestrians not to use zebra crossing when they see or hear an emergency vehicle nearby. This is what you should do if you are on highways, internal roads, and roundabouts.

  1. On main roads and highways
  • Move towards the right to give them away
  • In case you cannot move due to high traffic load and congested road, they shall switch to the road shoulder.
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  1. On internal roads
  • Give them the way by moving towards left or right
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  1. At intersections

Give way by moving to either side. If the signal is red, move to either way to allow them to cross the signal. Do not cross the signal.

Motorists on a green signal from where the emergency vehicle is to move shall stop and give way to the emergency vehicle.

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  1. At roundabouts

If you see an emergency vehicle at the roundabout or it is approaching it, do not use the roundabout. If you are on the roundabout, exit it and move towards the right.

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