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V11. Emergency Motor Vehicle Use


Definition:

Indicates operation of any motor vehicle that is legally authorized by a government authority to respond to emergencies with or without the use of emergency warning equipment, such as a police vehicle, fire truck, or ambulance while actually engaged in such response.
Element Attributes:

Not applicable
Non-Emergency, Non-Transport
Non-Emergency Transport
Emergency Operation, Emergency Warning Equipment Not in Use
Emergency Operation, Emergency Warning Equipment in Use
Unknown


Rationale:

Driver behavior related to emergency vehicle response is an emerging national issue. This is true for both operators of emergency vehicles and operators of vehicles in the vicinity of an emergency vehicle engaged in a response. It is the intent of this element to gather information that will guide development of training or other countermeasures to reduce the number of crashes involving emergency vehicle response.