Can I go through a red traffic light to let an emergency vehicle through?

We hear this question so many times. Although you may think you are doing the right thing to move forwards through the red light to allow the emergency vehicle past, you would in fact be breaking the law. So, the answer to this question is ‘stay where you are’.

Don’t go through a red traffic light and make sure you stay BEHIND the red stop line. The only exception to this rule is if a uniformed police officer directs you through a red light. Be sure to follow the officers exact instructions.

Never put yourself in danger

This updated video was created after it was recognised that too many emergency response vehicles were being unnecessarily damaged, and too many members of the public were putting themselves in danger or breaking the law unnecessarily, while trying to assist an emergency vehicle on a blue light run.

By watching Blue Light Aware, you will better understand their needs, you will be reducing the risks you face, you will be contributing to a safer road environment and you might also be helping to save a life.


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