Fines to Increase for Failure to Give Way to Emergency Vehicles

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Firefighters will soon be able to control traffic in urgent situations in order for ambulances and fire engines to move quickly, police said Thursday.

The National Police Agency said they are planning to announce the details of a bill revision next month that will allow firefighters to order pedestrians and cars to stop or pass in an emergency.

When citizens violate these instructions, they will be ordered to pay a fine of 60,000 won (US$50) and receive 15 penalty points.

With the proposed change, the fines for cars that do not make way for ambulances or fire engines will also increase.

Source: Busan eFM News


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