Monday, April 22, 2024

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Ambulances can be reported for speeding like other motorists, says the Barbados Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (BAEMT).

So it is urging motorists to pull to their side of the road and allow an ambulance to pass whenever they hear its siren, see its flashing lights and beacon.

This is one of the challenges these personnel face each day and which the BAEMT, the group comprising paramedics, EMTs and emergency medical dispatchers, wants addressed.

Though no ambulance drivers have actually been prosecuted by police, BAEMT president Shelly Ann Chase said over the years a number of them had been cautioned.

“If we are caught over the speed limit we can be given a ticket. If we get into an accident we can be charged for driving without due care and attention (or without consideration of other road users),” said BAEMT’s public relations officer, Reverend Timothy McClean.

Please read the full story in today’s MIDWEEK NATION, or in the eNATION edition.

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