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My daughter was driving an ambulance to an emergency, and had to go through heavy traffic at a red light. The control room told her to use the blue lights & siren on the ambulance to negotiate the traffic. The blue lights were on for approximately 2 mins and her speed was approx. 15mph. She has been summoned to court for driving through a red light. the photo taken clearly shows that she was an ambulance on blue lights. what are her options
We feel that as she was driving an ambulance to an emergency, that she should not be taken to court with the possibility of getting a fine and points on her licence, with the worse case scenario that she may loose her job because of it. What should we do.
The lights has just turned red, and they were waiting in the traffic as normal when the call came through. She explained to the control that although the emergency (someone's airway was block and they were unable to breathe) was two minutes away, it would take longer because of the traffic. The control told her to use the blue lights just to go through the red traffic lights, as she had only just started her blue light training, and had not yet finished it.