Penalty on not giving way to ambulances

Drivers in the capital not giving way to emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire tenders are in for trouble with police today announcing that they will go after such offenders.

Last Updated: Sep 03, 2010, 18:14 PM IST

New Delhi: Drivers in the capital not
giving way to emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire
tenders are in for trouble with police today announcing that
they will go after such offenders.

Admitting that the rule was not enforced so far,
Special Commissioner (Traffic) Ajay Chadda said the city
police were launching a drive against vehicles following this
practice.

"There has been no prosecution on this offence till
now," he said.

If caught, one will have to pay a fine of Rs 100.
"Once you spot an emergency vehicle like police van,
fire tender or ambulance with siren, you have to move to the
extreme left of the road and stop your vehicle. You cannot
move your vehicle till it is passed," Chadda said.

He said the traffic police will educate commuters on
this and then start prosecuting offenders.

"We may go in for some dummy runs. First educate them
and then prosecute," he said.

-PTI