The driver of a vehicle upon a highway shall yield the right-of-way to ambulances, Police and Fire Department vehicles, when they are operated upon official business, and the vehicle is equipped with at least one lighted lamp exhibiting a red or blue light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of 500 feet to the front of such vehicle, and when the driver is giving audible signal by siren, exhaust whistle or bell.
(a) Upon the approach of any emergency vehicle giving audible signal by bell, siren or exhaust whistle and exhibiting a red light visible from the front of such emergency vehicle, the driver of every other vehicle shall immediately drive same to a position as near as possible and parallel to the right-hand edge or curb of the highway, clear of any intersection of highways, and shall stop and remain in such position unless otherwise directed by a police officer until the emergency vehicle shall have passed.
(b) It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle other than one on official business to follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than 500 feet or drive into or park such vehicle within 500 feet where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.
(Ord. 894, passed 1-5-1950)