Every day, emergency vehicles respond to urgent requests for help from the public. The call may be for an armed hold-up in progress, fire alarm, or someone having a heart attack. All drivers must know their responsibilities when approached by an emergency vehicle with lights flashing and siren sounding.

Do you know what to do?

  • Don't panic and slam on the brakes.
  • Pull as near as possible and parallel to the right-hand edge or curb and stop.
  • Remain stopped until the emergency vehicle has passed.
  • Don't stop in the middle of a curve.
  • Don't stop on or while cresting a hill.

Precious minutes lost while responding to an emergency can be the difference between life and death. Help us help others by pulling to the right and stopping! View the North Carolina law.