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Approaching Emergency Vehicles

Unless otherwise directed by a police officer or a traffic control device, when an emergency vehicle using any visual signal that meets the requirements of 22-218 of the traffic article is stopped, standing, or parked on a highway, the driver of the motor vehicle shall:

  1. If practicable and not otherwise prohibited, make a lane change into an available lane not immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle, with due regard for safety and traffic conditions; or
  2. If the driver of the motor vehicle is unable to make a lane change in accordance with item (1) of this subsection, slow to a reasonable and prudent speed that is safe for existing weather, road, and vehicular or pedestrian traffic conditions.

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