Move to the right of the road
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To the Editor,

Daily challenges and world events are on everyone’s minds, whether travelling to destinations near or far. While driving, please keep a keen eye on what is going on around you both in the front and rear mirrors of your vehicle.

When something occurs that requires emergency medical help, the Deerfield Valley Rescue staff and ambulances are summoned and will be enroute to the destination to offer the much needed medical care. As the ambulances move through our community, they display flashing lights and sirens.

This is done to alert you, as a driver that you need to pull over to the right side of the road and let the ambulance and rescue members vehicles pass through. Without giving the ambulances room to get to their destination, you are holding up the delivery of often lifesaving care.

The state of Vermont requires by law that when an ambulance is traveling with its lights on, vehicles are not entitled to pass that vehicle. It might take you a little longer to get to your destination, but in keeping the ambulance’s path clear, delivery of patient care can be assured. Please show consideration for the ambulance, its crew, and most of all to the patient by allowing them quick and safe passage to their destination.

Be safe and enjoy the snow.

Topper Van Backer

Deerfield Valley Rescue

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