Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle

Operation of vehicles and streetcars on approach of authorized emergency vehicles.

The controlling Illinois Statute is 625 ILCS 5/11‑907(c) which provides

Upon approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle, when the authorized emergency vehicle is giving a signal by displaying alternately flashing red, red and white, blue, or red and blue lights or amber or yellow warning lights, a person who drives an approaching vehicle shall:

  1. Proceeding with due caution, yield the right‑of‑way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the authorized emergency vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, if on a highway having at least 4 lanes with not less than 2 lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or
  2. Proceeding with due caution, yield the right‑of‑way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the authorized emergency vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, if on a highway having at least 4 lanes with not less than 2 lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or

 

Penalties

Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle is a business offense, but the fine and impact on your license can be more severe. You can be fined between $100 and $10,000. If you receive a conviction (different than court supervision) for Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle your license will be suspended by the Illinois Secretary of State for the mandated period.

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