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.02B. Officers, in the emergency operation of emergency vehicles, exercise due regard for the safety of all persons, constantly aware no assignment is;

too important and no tasks are to be expedited with such emphasis that the basic principles of safety are jeopardized.


.02C. Officers are held accountable for the consequences of;

reckless disregard for the safety of others and violations of this procedure.


.05. Officers operating emergency vehicles must exercise sound judgment, carefully consider the facts, and weigh the seriousness of the offense against the following environmental factors.

1. Time and day 2. Lighting conditions;
3. Volume of traffic, 4. Type of roadway;
5. Vehicles speeds 6. Distance to be covered;
7. Traffic devices; 8. Condition of all vehicles.
9. Weather conditions (i.e., clear, overcast, rain);
10. School zones or areas large crowds gather
11. Condition of the roadway (i.e., dry, wet, paved)


.06A. These vehicles will be utilized for emergency operations.

Only emergency vehicles


.06B. Officers will not drive emergency vehicles the wrong way on any street or highway designated for one-way traffic, to include:

* expressways,
* expressway exit,
* entrance ramp,
* divided highway,


.07A. Officers are authorized to make a Code-Two or Code-Three response only when;

assigned by the dispatcher or with verbal, on-air supervisory approval.


.07A. Shall verbally specify the response is Code-Two or Code-Three.

The dispatcher


Shall verbally acknowledge the response is Code-Two or Code-Three.

The officer


.07A. If an officer on a Code-One response determines a need to increase to a Code-Two or Code-Three response, he;

may only do so with verbal on air approval from a field supervisor.


.07A. If information becomes available which changes the status of a response from Code-Two or Code-Three to Code-One;

all officers assigned shall verbally acknowledge the change and immediately slow down to a Code One response.


.07B. Officers authorized to respond to Code-Two or Code-Three emergency calls may utilize emergency vehicles for emergency operations, provided:

the emergency lights and siren are activated;


.07B. On Code-Two calls; speed limit is;

not exceeded by more than [10] miles per hour.


.07B. Officers will come to a complete stop at all traffic control devices which require a stop under normal driving conditions and in;

consideration to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and proceed when it can be done safely;


.07B. Officers will reduce speed for vehicles and pedestrians at intersections marked by;

yield signs or yellow flashing lights and proceed when it can be done safely;


.07B. When driving emergency vehicles, at code 2 or code 3, into or through school zones, during normal school hours, or into areas where large crowds are known to congregate, such as city parks and outdoor public events;

officers will reduce speed and proceed when it can be done safely


.07C. For an officer to respond to a Code-Two or Code-Three emergency call without using emergency lights or siren, as allowed by the Texas Transportation Code, Section 546.004, an officer must;

first receive verbal, on-air authorization from a supervisory officer.

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