Video : See how the road was quickly cleared for a Fire Engine truck despite the heavy traffic.
A video shared which has now gone viral has shown a Fire Fighting Truck blaring its sirens as it tries to get to an emergency call through an emergency lane that was instinctively created by German road users stuck in a heavy traffic.
The emergency lane called “Rettungsgasse” in German is a legal requirement as it provides a clear path for ambulances and fire trucks to quickly reach the scene of an incident and failing to form it can result in fines for offending motorist.
This video is a reminder to every motorist to always respect the sounds of sirens and lights of emergency vehicles by moving to the right as this will allow first responders to get to emergencies quickly and safely as possible.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) had earlier urge motorists to respect the sounds of sirens and lights of emergency vehicles by moving to the right as this will allow first responders to get to emergencies quickly and safely as possible.
While noting that “EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS’, the DG/CEO LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said :
“City of Lagos, we remind you that if you hear sirens or see the lights of an emergency vehicle, you MUST make way. If you are unable to pull to the right safely, you must slow down to allow for safe passage.
“Recently, we’ve noticed that it takes drivers much longer to pull to the right, making it extra difficult for our responders to arrive to the scene of accident. Please turn down your music, avoid distractions, and be aware of your surroundings.
“Emergencies depend on us and our public safety partners to get there as soon and as safely as possible. Help us help you, pull to the right for sirens and lights! It’s not just the law, it’s the right thing to do,” according to the DG/CEO LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu.