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Ambulance, fire engine, police; Which one of these vehicles should be given priority on road 

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) has released the priority order of vehicles defined for emergency duty. The MVD has shared the information through social media. The MVD has also directed that if emergency vehicles are noticed, the drivers of other vehicles should stop their own vehicles to the side of the road as early as possible and allow the above vehicles to pass.


Vehicles chosen for emergency duties
According to the rules of road regulation (Rules of Road Regulation) which existed in India since 1989, fire engines and ambulances have priority on the road and if you see such vehicles, you should move your own vehicle to the side and let those vehicles pass.

However, when the Revised Motor Vehicle Driving Regulation - 2017 came into force, the priority for such vehicles and the order of priority for such vehicles are clearly defined in Regulation 27. Accordingly, priority has been given to certain vehicles for emergency operations such as saving human life, preventing serious injury to health, firefighting or operations to prevent disruption of essential services.

Remember that priority is given to performing such emergency steps and not to the vehicle. Therefore, right of way is granted only when siren and flasher lights are used. In such cases, extreme care, responsibility and caution are allowed to pass the red light, violate the speed limit, and drive the vehicle in the opposite direction on the shoulder and one-way road.

The order of priority in the said vehicles is as follows
1. Fire engine
2. Ambulance
3. Police vehicle
4. Vehicles designated for clearing or repairing obstructions to electricity, water supply and public transport

If emergency vehicles are noticed, the drivers of other vehicles should move their own vehicle to the side as soon as possible and allow the above vehicles to pass. Moreover, it is also necessary to know that other vehicles are allowed to drive only by keeping a distance of 50 meters behind the said vehicles.

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