Whenever an ambulance’s red light is flashing..
Whenever its siren is on…
It means a life is at stake…
You must give way to the ambulance…
So that it can quickly get to the scene to treat the sick or injured..
Save Lives. Give way to ambulances… 🙂
With the increasing traffic on the roads, ambulances have a tough task in taking the patients to hospitals on time. The motorists must move left making way for the ambulance on hearing the siren. A recent survey conducted revealed that nearly 18,000 patients who are transported in ambulances every year could be saved from medical complications if the vehicles could reach hospitals faster.
More and more motorists in the busy streets of Delhi and other major cities of India are refusing to yield to emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire trucks. This assessment is based on first hand experience of our volunteers along with a sharp rise in complaints from paramedics and firefighters.
Instead of clearing and pulling to the side of the road when an emergency vehicle approaches, many motorists are racing ahead of ambulances and fire trucks or following closely behind them to pass more quickly through traffic.
Even worse, some motorists simply ignore the sirens altogether, or leave their cars parked on narrow streets, creating a tight squeeze for large fire trucks and ambulances.
Nearly half of the emergency calls that hospitals receives each year are classified as high-priority calls in which a person is suffering from chest pains, breathing disorders, heart attacks, trauma or some other serious condition. However unyielding motorists delay their arrival by precious minutes that often mean the difference between life, death or severe brain damage.
The bottom line is that people who don’t stop for ambulances increase the chance that someone who is critical will die because ambulance can’t reach them or get them to a hospital fast enough,
Uday Foundation has decided to create awareness about the same as each and every second counts! Please join us in this campaign, Write to [email protected]