I read a story yesterday about an ambulance crashing into another car, killing everyone. That made me think of the main difference between emergency vehicles here and in the States. Back home we have to pull over if we here an emergency vehicle coming. Or we are suppose to anyways, and I believe we can ge ticketed if the police feel like enforcing that. Here, tho, there is no such requirement, and thus no one gets out of the way when an ambulance or other emergency vehicle is coming. The results of this are comical in a sad kind of way: every emergency vehicle has giant speakers attached to the top of their cars (this is very common, in fact… not just with emergency vehicles) and so as soon as they run into traffic
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