Drivers creating problems for first responders

First responders take a lot of heat for their response times, but FOX23 is learning drivers are at least partly to blame.We spent some time with Tulsa Fire to get a better idea of what firefighters go through on a daily basis.

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Mayor Maynot - 11/18/2013 7:41 AM
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CCCNB4 #8 ^]] that just plain will not work. EMT's are on a mission to save lives god bless them and protect them from tragedy while on their way to save the world from idiots like you. Perhaps it would be a good idea to have a police car randomly attach it's route to an Emergency responders route to ticket drivers who don't know how to get out of the (expletive) way.

Mayor Maynot - 11/18/2013 7:26 AM
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Many drivers feel like it is NOT their responsibility to yield right of way to emergency responders. I live right next to the freeway and I see it all the time.

CCNB4 - 11/16/2013 8:49 AM
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They should be able to plow threw traffic. Then make those drives pay for any damages to the trucks. Yeah a few people will get hurt but once people realize the emergency vehicles are serious they will pay more attention. Sorry but being nice does not always get you very far. Any time I see a emergency vehicles I treat it like they are going for my house or my family. I do everything in my power to get out of the way!

karlschneider - 11/15/2013 6:59 PM
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No person ever lost a cent underestimating the intelligence of the average Okie driver.

quiet1234 - 11/15/2013 11:12 AM
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They should get those rumblers some towns have on their emergencies vehicles that will send out a vibrating tone, you would feel them coming

TulsaCowboy - 11/15/2013 10:02 AM
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I have said it before that the emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire trucks need dash camera that run when they are on a call. If someone doesn't get out of the way a picture of the tag is taken and they get a ticket in the mail.Yes the cameras would cost significant money but maybe the fines could be used to off-set the cost plus this may make people more aware of getting out of the way.

stretmediq - 11/15/2013 9:27 AM
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I remember once we were running hot west on I44 around Harvard in heavy traffic with an 18 wheeler in front of us. He got over as soon as he could but when he did a lady in a red car in front of him was then able to see us so she slammed on her brakes. We had enough room that we could stop in time to avoid hitting her but we were then hit from BEHIND by a van even though we had our lights and sirens on and then the van was also hit from behind by another car
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