October 12, 2007
MOVE OVER FOR AMBULANCES
It's no secret that we have a serious traffic problem, especially in certain areas in and around Hattiesburg. Laurel has a few challenges in that area as well. However, it has been brought to my attention that on several occasions recently vehicles have been witnessed refusing to pull over and get out of the way with an ambulance on their bumper—lights and sirens at full power.
Someone, somewhere was in distress, perhaps in a life-threatening situation, and someone was too intent on getting to their destination as soon as possible to get out of the way. If you are ever in a situation where an ambulance—or any other emergency vehicle for that matter—needs to get past you, please make every effort short of endangering yourself, to make way for them. What if you knew it was your parent, child, or best friend in need of immediate help? How would you react? There's your answer.
Take the inconvenience of getting to where you're going a minute or two late instead of potentially putting someone at risk. You never know when they may have to come for you.