The Corpus Christi Police Department would like to remind drivers that if an emergency vehicle is approaching them with the emergency lights activated, they should do the following:
- Yield the right of way.
- Immediately drive to a position parallel to and as close as possible to the RIGHT-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection; and
- Stop and remain standing until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed.
It is important to pull to the RIGHT side of the roadway as an emergency vehicle approaches. This is the safest area for you and this will allow an emergency vehicle to proceed safely.
Transportation Code 545.156 VEHICLE APPROACHED BY AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE