2019 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 7 - Rules of the Road
Article 26 - Right of Way
1144 - Operation of Vehicles on Approach of Authorized Emergency Vehicles.

Universal Citation: NY Veh & Traf L § 1144 (2019)
§ 1144. Operation  of  vehicles  on  approach  of authorized emergency
vehicles.  (a) Upon the immediate approach of  an  authorized  emergency
vehicle  equipped  with  at  least one lighted lamp exhibiting red light
visible under normal atmospheric conditions  from  a  distance  of  five
hundred feet to the front of such vehicle other than a police vehicle or
bicycle  when  operated  as  an  authorized  emergency vehicle, and when
audible signals are sounded from any  said  vehicle  by  siren,  exhaust
whistle,  bell,  air-horn  or electronic equivalent; 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, or to either  edge  of  a  one-way  roadway
three  or more lanes in width, clear of any intersection, and shall stop
and remain in such position until the authorized emergency  vehicle  has
passed, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.

(b) This section shall not operate to relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with reasonable care for all persons using the highway.

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