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Drivers traveling on a highway that are nearing a stopped emergency vehicle must:

Question Drivers traveling on a highway that are nearing a stopped emergency vehicle must:
A. Vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle
B. Stop and help
C. Maintain their speed
D. Turn on their hazard lights



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Vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle

Hint: Yield Right-of-Way to Emergency Vehicles: Unless otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer, drivers who approach a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights activated must:
1) Vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle if the highway has two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle;
2) Slow to a speed not more than 20 mph less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 mph or more; or
3) Slow to a speed less than 5 mph when the posted speed limit is less than 25 mph

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