West Midlands Ambulance Service is busier than it has ever been which means more of our vehicles are on the region’s roads getting to patients.
When you add the number of vehicles that our colleagues from the police and fire services use on emergency incidents, there’s a fair chance that you’ll see a blue light vehicle most times that you are on our roads.
Although there is advice in the Highway Code about what to do in such situations, many drivers panic when they hear a siren or see blue lights coming.
If you want some simple advice on what to do if you come across a blue light vehicle en route to an emergency then why not view ‘Blue Light Aware’? It is a short video, produced on behalf of the emergency services.
Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer, Daren Fradgley, said: “Our crews rely on the help of other road users to get to emergency calls where every second could make a difference. When our crews are on a ‘blue light’ journey, the actions you take could literally be life saving.
“The emergency service have jointly produced a video which outlines what drivers should do in just these situations. The advice is clear and can help make sure that you know what to do if you find yourself with flashing blue lights in your mirrors. We would urge everyone to make sure that they know what to – your actions could save a life.”
Please log onto: http://www.wmas.nhs.uk/Pages/BlueLightAware.aspx