TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-12
Applicability of Traffic Regulations

SECTION 31-12-6


§ 31-12-6 Emergency vehicles – Times when entitled to special privileges.

(a) The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in the pursuit of an alleged violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm, may exercise the privileges set forth in § 31-12-7, but subject to the conditions stated in this section and in §§ 31-12-8 and 31-12-9.

(b) Upon establishment of the law enforcement agency accreditation council, the council shall adopt uniform rules and regulations to govern high speed pursuits in the state in accordance with the standards established by the National Law Enforcement Accreditation Agency. Until such rules are adopted, all police departments within the state shall submit to the department of the attorney general a copy of their high speed pursuit policies, which shall be available to the public.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 21, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 31-12-6; P.L. 1990, ch. 173, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 109, § 64.)