Council settles debate over using Hull’s bus lanes in an…

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Council settles debate over using Hull’s bus lanes in an emergency
2021-07-13 04:00:00
Motorists in Hull are being reminded to let emergency service vehicles pass to avoid serious delays with life-threatening consequences. The message comes after an increasing number of motorists have avoided entering bus lanes to allow emergency vehicles to pass in fear of receiving a fine. Read more: Cycle lanes in Hull are changing and drivers will be happy Hull City Council has confirmed the lanes can be used to allow police, fire, and ambulance crews to get to 999 incidents as quickly and safely as possible. The council said: “Motorists should always drive in accordance with the Highway Code, including the traffic regulation order which operates across the city’s bus lanes. Hull City Council has urged motorists to use the bus lane for emergencies (Image: BBC) “Rule 219 of the Highway Code states that you should look and listen for ambulances, fire engines, police, doctors or other emergency vehicles using flashing blue, red or green lights and sirens or flashing headlights, or traffic officer and incident support vehicles using flashing amber lights. “When one approaches do not panic. Consider the route of such a vehicle and take appropriate action to let it pass, while complying with all traffic signs. “This means that motorists can pull into the bus lane and stop their vehicle to allow emergency vehicles to pass, and then pull straight back out onto the main road again.” To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. However, motorists must remain aware that lingering for longer than necessary, driving along the bus lane, or continuing to travel in the bus lane once the emergency vehicle has passed, then a penalty charge may be issued. Chris Blacksell, chief fire officer and chief executive at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said: “It’s crucial that fire crews get to 999 incidents as quickly and safely as possible. “Fire Service Drivers are finding that other road users are reluctant to move out of the way to allow our emergency service vehicles past as they travel to a 999 incident. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “This can cause serious delays and life-threatening consequences, as well as putting other roads users at risk. “One of the procedures for travelling to a 999 incident is for our drivers to manage the middle of the road. Moving in and out of the lanes is unsuitable for larger vehicles, such as fire engines as they negotiate traffic. “I ur

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