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Title 13 . Public Safety
Chapter 2 . General Provisions
Section 140. Driving a vehicle on approach of authorized emergency vehicles

13 AAC 02.140. Driving a vehicle on approach of authorized emergency vehicles

(a) Upon the approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of a visual signal meeting the requirements of 13 AAC 04.090 and audible signals meeting the requirements of 13 AAC 04.210(d) , or a police vehicle making use of either a visual or an audible signal, the driver of every vehicle proceeding in any direction shall yield the right-of-way by slowing and pulling to the right hand edge of the roadway, clear of an intersection and stopping, to await passage of the emergency vehicle.

(b) Except for a driver of an authorized emergency vehicle responding to an emergency, a driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way as provided in (a) of this section to a vehicle displaying a flashing blue light as prescribed in 13 AAC 04.100. The vehicle displaying a flashing blue light shall yield the right-of-way to an authorized emergency vehicle which is responding to an emergency.

(c) The provisions of this section do not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle or a vehicle displaying a flashing blue light from the duty to drive with regard for the safety of all persons using the highways.

History: In effect before 7/28/59; am 12/15/61, Register 3; am 8/10/66, Register 22; am 12/31/69, Register 31; am 6/28/79, Register 70; am 10/2/92, Register 123

Authority: AS 28.05.011


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