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(A) The provisions of this chapter regulating the operation, parking and standing of vehicles shall apply
to authorized emergency vehicles except as follows. The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle when responding to an emergency call or when in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding, but not upon returning from a fire alarm, may, except when directed otherwise by a police officer:
(1) Park or stand notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter;
(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 maximum speed limits so long as he or she does not endanger life or property;
(4) Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions.
(B) The exemptions herein granted to an authorized emergency vehicle shall apply only when such vehicle is making use of audible or visual signals meeting the requirements of law, except that an authorized emergency vehicle operated as a policy vehicle need not be equipped with or display a red light visible from in front of the vehicle.
(C) The foregoing provisions shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons, nor shall such provisions protect the driver from the consequences of his or her reckless disregard for the safety of others.
(1985 Code, § 9-4-1-28(c)(9)) (Ord. 4-1951, passed 4-17-1951)