Gurugram Traffic Police has given this information on its Twitter handle. The tweet by the police also states that all vehicles should turn to the left when an emergency vehicle arrives. Not giving way to an emergency vehicle is a crime in India.
Violators of this rule can be booked for this. Although some people are still not following this rule. The new hefty fine may help make some difference, at least in Gurugram where the fine has been imposed.
Not giving way to emergency vehicles can prove to be very dangerous for those who need an emergency vehicle. Let us tell you that in developed countries everyone follows this rule, while in India people do not even follow lane driving.
Gurugram Traffic Police says that whenever you see an emergency vehicle approaching in your rearview mirror, you should try to make way for the emergency vehicle. Explain that emergency vehicles include highway patrol vehicles, police vehicles, fire engines and ambulances.
Let us tell you that last year a driver was arrested by the Karnataka Police, because he was blocking the way of an ambulance. The driver was driving a Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and it looked like he was deliberately blocking the way of an ambulance on the highway.
The incident took place on National Highway 66 between Thokkottu to Pumpwell in Dakshina Kannada district. The accused was identified as Charan, who was then 31 years old. He was working in the animation industry. The video was recorded by a man who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the ambulance.
The complaint was lodged by the Mangaluru police station officer at the Traffic South police station. On the basis of the viral video clipping, a case was registered under section 279 of the Indian Penal Code for negligent driving or improperly driving on a public road and 194(e) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.