Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle
Whether you are on a city street, county road or highway, you must yeild the way to an emergency vehicle with flashing lights and audible signals. If you do not pull off the road or yield the right of way, you will likely face serious consequences.
Did you fail to yield to an emergency vehicle in New York? Contact a knowledgeable New York traffic violation attorney as soon as possible. Our lawyer has 28 years of experience and can thoroughly explain the legal process and the challenges you face based on your driving history and the severity of the offense. If you simply pay the fine, it is an automatic conviction for a 3-point violation. Let us work to get the charge reduced or dismissed altogether.
Failing to Pull Over for Emergency Vehicles
As statutes continue to evolve, new violations are added. Article 26 of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law contains section 1144-a, “Operation of vehicles on approach of authorized emergency vehicles.” When approached by an emergency vehicle equipped with at least one lighted lamp exhibiting red light, and when audible signals are sounded, a driver must yield the right of way.
“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.” – S 1144
If you receive a ticket, it is important to explore your legal options before simply paying the fine. There is much in New York traffic law that is ambiguous and based on subjective observations. Let our lawyer carefully examine your situation and provide a realistic assessment of your offense and your options.
Contact Our Monsey Law Firm for Failing to Pull Over for Emergency Vehicles in NYC
If you have received a ticket for failing to pull over for emergency vehicles, do not hesitate to contact a skilled New York traffic ticket attorney. Our office can be reached by calling us locally at 845-746-2569, toll free at 800-464-8269 or by completing our online contact form. We offer free initial consultations and accept credit cards as payment for services.