Title 45
Towns and Cities

Chapter 19
Relief of Injured and Deceased Fire Fighters and Police Officers

R.I. Gen. Laws 45-19-17



 45-19-17.  Operation of emergency vehicles — Accidents.

Whenever the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle, as defined in 31-1-3, or the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle for a nonprofit volunteer organization who is operating the vehicle in compliance with 31-12-1 et seq., is involved in an accident while responding to an order from his or her department to render emergency assistance, or returning from an emergency or en route to or from official business his or her right to operate a motor vehicle shall not be affected by reason of any civil negligence attendant upon the operation of the emergency vehicle, in the scope of their duties nor shall the rate, chargeable to the operator for liability insurance coverage for the occurrence, be increased or the coverage cancelled because of the negligence.

History of Section.
P.L. 1968, ch. 143, 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 333, 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 406, 1.