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  • If you want to drive safely adopt the idea that if you hit something, or get hit by something, regardless of lights, you are to blame. People run red lights, do stupid stuff, come out of nowhere. It's your responsibility to yourself, your passengers, the people around you, to avoid those things. As for emergency vehicles, they ALWAYS have the right of way. Lights and sirens help to alert you, but they are usually NOT required to have them on in order to preserve their right of way over your vehicle, regardless of traffic lights.
  • Not to give you a biased answer, just because i drive a police car, so here is a combination common sense/law requirement answer: All laws state you are to yield to emergency vehicles on an emergency run. true. But, its up to the individual emergency vehicle driver. to slow or stop at intersections, in order to avoid a collision. essentially, this means an emergency vehicle cannot or should not run wide open through an intersection, especially against a red light. common sense has to prevail here. Its also called civil liability. Since a deaf person can drive an automobile in Tennessee, you can see why its imperative for emergency vehicle drivers to slow or stop at red lighted intersection, on a run. some people cannot hear the emergency equipment and cannot see the lights, until its too late. On a run, i stop at all light or green light, makes no difference. If i do not arrive safely to an emergency location, then i am no good to the public as an emergency responder. Hopefully, this answers your question. john
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