03/07/10 58 W - + 6 - 7 Maybe Some Drivers Really Don't Notice

Statter911 surfaces this provoking video from Firefighter Close Calls. Read Dave Statter's commentary on same. Is it really possible that the driver didn't hear the horn and siren, nor see the large red object appearing closer in his rear view mirror? Or are simply seeing an [anal opening] in action?

What an IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
079 - 03/07/10 - 17:52

Pick your road in Wake County- Capital Blvd, Glenwood Ave, Kildaire Farm Rd, and many, many, many, more. They cannot be bothered with someone else’s house fire, heart attack, or break-in in progress.
DJ - 03/07/10 - 19:14

Thank god this Department has done their apparatus maintenance. Look at the weather conditions they were facing. Geeez!
jetexas - 03/07/10 - 23:41

Good heads up by the apparatus operator.
Silver - 03/07/10 - 23:44

Was that in Cary? I swear I saw that same driver the other day. Oh, nevermind, everyone in Cary drives like that!!!!
He-he - 03/10/10 - 23:40

Hey, Hey!!!! I don’t!!
Silver - 03/11/10 - 01:23

That’s why Cary has the opticom system. People might not move for the lights and siren but when the light instantly goes green in their favor they move out of the way fast. Probably don’t even wonder why the light changed so fast.
Joey - 03/11/10 - 09:04

I have actually caused a driver to react the same as the person in the video. Some people freeze and don’t know how to react when an emergency vehicle comes barreling down on them. Just proof you never know how people will react. Some go left, some go right, and some try to outrun you.
HH - 03/11/10 - 15:50

happened today in knightdale…

Be CAREFUL with opticom. We also have opticom, and I ALWAYS check up, and still be prepared to stop. Your point about the light changing so fast should be thought provoking enough. How many civilian drivers do you trust to actually be paying attention while driving? It doesnt matter wether or not the light is green- whats the first thing the public thinks when they see a Emergency Vehicle vs. POV crash? Not to mention the potential of personal injury. How about when a second vehicle is following you without opticom (EMS). Alot to consider…
J.Boggs - 03/11/10 - 23:08

I got in trouble years ago as a Lieutenant (~1994) while responding to a HM call in Durham Hwy’s area. While driving Hazmat-20 on Glenwood Ave. “10-39,” I tried to “force” traffic at Lead Mine and Glenwood, citizen complained, C-1 called, Spank-spank. Yield is such a subjective word isn’t it?
A.C. Rich - 03/15/10 - 10:57

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