Rules of the Road
Kim was a good driver. She put on her seat belt every time she got in the car. She also made sure others in the car used their seat belts. She turned on her headlights when it was raining or snowing.
Kim was an attentive driver. She did not use her cell phone while driving. She did not read while driving. She did not even eat while driving. She focused on the road.
Kim followed the rules of the road. She drove the posted speed limit. She stopped at stop signs and at red lights. However, there was one rule she did not know.
While driving home from work one day, Kim heard a loud siren. She also saw flashing lights a few miles behind her. She was unsure of what to do. She slowed down so the ambulance could pass her. This was not helpful. There were too many oncoming cars.
The ambulance driver was honking his horn. Kim looked in her rear-view mirror. He was motioning for her to pull over on the shoulder. She drove her car along the shoulder of the road.
What should Kim have done? As soon as a driver sees an emergency vehicle, she must stop her car on the shoulder of the road. This driving rule helps keep everyone safe.