Code 3 intersection Policy
I had a really interesting discussing with some of the local private ambulance employee's for AMR. In fact they have a really good idea as far as driving code 3 concerns. There policy states that you have to come to a complete stop (CA law allow you to roll at not more than 15MPH through intersection.) and clear all lanes of traffic before proceeding. This takes and extra 2 sec and it has greatly reduced the number of ambulance collisions. They also strictly enforce it as too if you violate it you WILL be terminated. As we all know people cant drive normally nontheless when a emergency vehicle is behind them and this 2 sec extra has greatly reduced accidents. As opinion on this or anyone else using this policy. Personally i use the policy when driving the paramedic unit even though im allowed 15mph.
another interesting AMR Idea for Ambulances Road Safety