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Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle Right of Way Ticket Lawyer

failure to yield to emergency vehicle

Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicles ticket is governed by RCW 46.61.212. As failure to yield to emergency vehicle lawyer, I can tell you that the statute is very broad. It is also confusing for most drivers. And we agree. So we decided to explain this statute to our readers.

First, the statute applies where there is a:

  • Parked emergency vehicle with either its sirens or its flashing lights activated;
  • Tow truck with red flashing lights activated;
  • Roadside assistance vehicle;
  • A police vehicle with flashing lights activated.

If any of the four circumstances above are present, the driver must:

  • If the road has 4 or more lanes, then change lanes to yield to the emergency vehicle;
  • If the road has less than 4 lanes, then slow down and move to the right to yield to the emergency vehicle;
  • If changing lanes or moving is not safe under conditions, then the driver must slow down and proceed with caution.

Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle Penalties

Failure to yield to emergency vehicle tickets are very expensive.

If you receive a ticket for other violations in the emergency zone, that ticket will be double its original penalty. So a speeding ticket in the emergency zone will $248 instead of the typical $124. That is only $2 less than our lawyer fee for defending failure to yield to emergency vehicle ticket. So you might as well hire a failure to yield to emergency vehicle lawyer to defend your ticket.

Unfortunately, that is not the total cost for failure to yield to emergency vehicle. The ticket is a moving violation. As such, it says on your driving record for three years. Since insurance companies base your premium on your driving record, your premiums will increase for the next three years. So by the time the failure to yield to emergency vehicle ticket is off your record, you would have paid well over a $1,000 in total costs. The best thing you can do for yourself is to call a failure to yield to emergency vehicle lawyer.

CALL US AT (206) 409-7608

Reckless Endangerment of Emergency Zone Worker

A driver who fails to yield to emergency vehicle could a bigger problem if there are emergency workers. It is called “reckless endangerment of emergency zone workers.”

A person can be found guilty of the crime if he or she drives in an emergency zone in a manner that will likely endanger emergency zone worker. Yes, you read it right. Reckless endangerment of emergency zone worker is a gross misdemeanor. Gross misdemeanors are punishable by up to 364 days in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. In addition, this crime comes with a 60-day mandatory license suspension.

Our courts do not take failure to yield to emergency vehicle tickets light. These tickets are very expensive and look horrible on your driving record. It would be wise for you to call a failure to yield to emergency vehicle ticket lawyer.

OUR NUMBER IS (206) 409-7608

Defending Tickets in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties

We defend traffic tickets in King County, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.

King County: Bellevue Failure to Yield Bothell Failure to Yield • Clyde Hill Failure to Yield • Hunts Point Failure to Yield •Issaquah Failure to Yield • Kent Failure to Yield • Kirkland Failure to Yield • Medina Failure to Yield Mercer Island Failure to Yield • Redmond Failure to Yield • Sammamish Failure to Yield • Seattle Failure to Yield Yarrow Point Failure to Yield.

Pierce County: Tacoma Failure to Yield.

Snohomish County: Everett Failure to Yield • Lynnwood Failure to Yield.