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(a) The provisions of this Traffic Code regulating the operation, parking and standing of vehicles shall apply to authorized emergency vehicles, except that a driver of an emergency vehicle when operating the same in an emergency, except when otherwise directed by a police officer, may:
(1) Park or stand notwithstanding the provisions of this Traffic Code;
(2) Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;
(3) Exceed the prima-facie speed limits so long as he does not endanger life or property; and
(4) Disregard regulations governing the direction of movement or turning in specified directions so long as he does not endanger life or property.
(b) The foregoing exemptions shall not, however, protect the driver of an emergency vehicle from the consequences of his reckless disregard of the safety of others.
(Ord. 244. Passed 9-13-54.)