Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 12
Applicability of Traffic Regulations

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-12-7

§ 31-12-7. Privileges allowed emergency vehicles.

The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle may:

(1) Park or stand, irrespective of the provisions of any law;

(2) Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;

(3) Exceed the prima facie speed limits so long as he or she does not endanger life or property;

(4) Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions.

History of Section.
P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 21, § 5; P.L. 1952, ch. 2937, § 11; G.L. 1956, § 31-12-7.