East Hawaii News

Police Reminding Public to Yield to Emergency Vehicles

April 4, 2013, 6:37 PM HST
* Updated April 4, 6:38 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...

Big Island police are reminding the public of the state law requiring motorists to yield to emergency vehicles traveling with lights and sirens.

The law requires motorists to immediately drive as close as possible to the nearest edge of the roadway and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed.

The law is not related to the recently passed “Move Over Law” which requires motorists approaching a stopped police or other emergency vehicle with flashing lights to slow to a “prudent speed” and, if possible, to move a lane away from the stopped vehicle.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Mahalo for Subscribing


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments