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Following the efforts of the road users: Breitholtz now wants to make rescue routes into law

2019-10-02T09:10:03.369Z

In an accident in August, road users on E6 acted at the same level with Fjärås as they dispelled for the rescue vehicles. The event inspired the Member of Parliament Sara Heikkinen Breitholtz (S) who in a new motion wants this kind of action to become law.



- Often, the problem is that people do not show enough respect and caution when there are emergency vehicles on our roads. Sometimes when I drive a car myself I notice that people do not move for example fire trucks, says Sara Heikkinen Breitholtz (S), who took up his post in January.

Enrolled in German team

The clip that the rescue service filmed from E6 went viral. It also became inspiration for a new exercise written by Sara Heikkinen Breitholtz.

- It is time for the rules in Sweden to change and that it becomes law that motorists create rescue lanes so that rescue services can get to the accident sites faster, says Sara Heikkinen Breitholtz (S).

In her motion, she emphasizes that in several Central European countries, it is already a legal requirement for motorists to form a free route for emergency services, police and ambulance when accidents have occurred on motorways. The background is a legislative proposal written by a German policeman on his own initiative in 1963 and which became law in West Germany in 1970. Subsequently, the idea of ​​"Rettungsgasse" has spread.

- If you break this in Germany, you can be fined up to SEK 3000 or a month in prison for gross misdemeanors, says Sara Heikkinen Breitholtz (S).

Don't see any risks

In the second paragraph of Chapter 5, section 5 of the Traffic Regulation, it states that "A road user shall leave free route for emergency vehicles that emit a signal with the prescribed alarm device". Sara Heikkinen Breitholtz (S). now thinks that the government should consider the possibility of changing to a similar text found in German law text.

Don't you see any risks with this?

- No. It is not a matter of us going down the 30 ditches on 30 roads. It should be on major roads where cars have already slowed down or queued due to an accident. Instead of doing nothing, you can just swivel a little to get out the moving vehicle, explains Sara Heikkinen Breitholtz (S).

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See the video clip showing how the motorists release the rescue service at E6 at the height of Fjärås. Photo: Rescue Service

Source: svt

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