Failure To Yield To Emergency Vehicle

Tulsa Traffic Law AttorneysIn Oklahoma, the driver of every vehicle that is approached by an emergency vehicle which is utilizing its audible and visual signals shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive pull over as close to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and stop and remain until the emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.

Punishment For Failure To Yield To Emergency Vehicle in Tulsa

Okla. Stat. tit. 47 § 11-902(A) (2006).

Title 47. Motor Vehicles Chapter 11 – Rules of the Road Article
Article 4 – Right Of Way
Section 11-405 – Operation Of Vehicles On Approach Of Authorized Emergency Vehicles

A. Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visual signals meeting the requirements of Section 12-218 of this act, or of a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal or red flashing lights, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.

B. This section shall not be construed to require a peace officer operating a police vehicle properly and lawfully in response to a crime in progress to use audible signals nor shall this section operate to relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway.

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