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Old 06-09-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Exclamation emergency vehicle pucker moment

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I decided to go to the "toy store" aka Mancuso SW this morning. Looping on Bellaire headed towards the 59 frontage road I heard the sirens and horn, but could not spot the source. I looked and stopped in the center lane under the freeway on the green light. Sure enough, in my rear mirrors comes screaming up a fire truck. Fortunately he saw me and swerved left around me, with maybe 3 feet clearance, and I had a nice pucker moment. I sat a few seconds to look for follow up police, etc or idiot cagers. Happy is the rider not to be squashed like a yellow bug under a fire truck. . Anyway, the toy store has some pretty toys, but not today. Stay frosty around emergency vehicles, the tough part is knowing where the they are, and where they are going. Remember: full stop and let them maneuver.

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Old 06-09-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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Glad you weren't another call out for them! Good work.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:03 PM   #3
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Thats was close. I know it can't be easy to move that truck to quickly either.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #4
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Your supposed to move to the side lanes, ESP if Have time and space.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:23 AM   #5
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Glad you were not squashed out there

If you here a fire truck behind you, pull calmly to the right and clear the widest possible path for the first responders to get where they are going

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Old 06-11-2012, 09:33 AM   #6
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Bellaire and 59 huh? That's my old firehouse...51's. One of the hottest houses in the State of Texas.....when you hear sirens and horns...pull to the right
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:33 AM   #7
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I've almost been taken out by an HPD patrol car. It was by far the closest I have been to almost being ran over. ------- & serve

Off topic and not to thread jack, but do you scare yourself when you fart?
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Off topic and not to thread jack, but do you scare yourself when you fart?
Depends. If when you are done, it felt like more than a fart, then yes!
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Always pull to right.. but not being able to find them I can see how u would be worried about pulling in front of them..
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most people do nothing or only slam on their brakes once the emergency vehicle is directly behind them.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:13 PM   #11
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most people do nothing or only slam on their brakes once the emergency vehicle is directly behind them.
This wouldn't surprise me if it were statistically true, I see so many ppl just flip out or do nothing when hearing emergency sirena
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Remember: full stop and let them maneuver.
^ NO

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.....when you hear sirens and horns...pull to the right

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Always pull to right..
Many close calls caused by people just stopping where they are or pulling to the left...especially in intersections.
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No side lanes...no place to maneuver....only heard the fire-truck, no visual until the last two seconds or so....classic bad timing/location: good comments though.
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This wouldn't surprise me if it were statistically true, I see so many ppl just flip out or do nothing when hearing emergency sirena
if i kept statistics it would be lol
i see it everyday i am at work, both in Houston and Klein FD.
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