as introduced - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to traffic regulations; requiring medical 1.3 emergency vehicle to sound both audible signal and 1.4 display lighted red light when responding to 1.5 emergency; amending Minnesota Statutes 1997 1.6 Supplement, section 169.17. 1.7 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.8 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 1.9 169.17, is amended to read: 1.10 169.17 [EMERGENCY VEHICLES.] 1.11 The speed limitations set forth in sections 169.14 to 1.12 169.17 do not apply to an authorized emergency vehicle 1.13 responding to an emergency call. Drivers of all emergency 1.14 vehicles shall sound an audible signal by siren and display at 1.15 least one lighted red light to the front, except that law 1.16 enforcement vehicles
or medical emergency vehiclesshall sound 1.17 an audible signal by siren or display at least one lighted red 1.18 light to the front. This provision does not relieve the driver 1.19 of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with 1.20 due regard for the safety of persons using the street, nor does 1.21 it protect the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from 1.22 the consequence of a reckless disregard of the safety of others.