Green Ambulance Signal

a light embedded in a wall

Some people know what to do in emergency situations, and others do not. Today I was sitting at a light. I was in the right lane of a two lane road, that also had a left turn lane. Soon after the light went green, I heard an ambulance coming. I saw that it was coming up from behind so I turned on my right blinker, and pulled over as far as I could. Most of the other morons around me just froze, neither moving out of the way, nor signalling that they would move.

The clearest lane was the left turn lane, but the person who was waiting to turn left was in the intersection waiting for the ambulance. The ambulance went down the left turn lane since there was no traffic there, but was trapped. The left turner wouldn’t move, and neither would the traffic in the left lane. One guy in the left lane saw what was happening, so he threw his truck into reverse to make room for the ambulance. The ambulance squeaked through the small space, and made a right turn. And still the left turn dude sat there in the middle of the intersection with their left turn signal blinking the whole time. Revoked! Idiots.

I read in the newspaper that ambulance drivers really fear other drivers. Many just freeze, and never get out of the way. Ambulance drivers would love it if people quickly, but safely got out of their way, AND signalled exactly what they were going to do. Be safe people, the ambulance drivers might need to help you some day.