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AMI 914 Emergency Vehicles—Duty of Drivers of Other Vehicles

Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil

Ark. Model Jury Instr., Civil AMI 914
Arkansas Model Jury Instructions-Civil
November 2021 Update
Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil
Chapter 9. Rules of the Road
AMI 914 Emergency Vehicles—Duty of Drivers of Other Vehicles
When the approach of an authorized emergency vehicle is imminent, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and [except when otherwise directed by a police officer] immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right hand [edge][curb] of the [highway][street] clear of any intersection, where [he][she] shall stop and remain until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed.
NOTE ON USE
This instruction should be given in lieu of Ark. Code Ann. §§ 27-37-202 and 27-51-901(a) in the format of AMI 903.
COMMENT
This instruction is based on Ark. Code Ann. §§ 27-37-202 and 27-51-901(a).
It was reversible error to give this instruction when the only signal given by a police officer on a police motorcycle was to blow his horn, rather than to sound his siren, and thus there was no evidence that the motorcycle qualified as an authorized emergency vehicle. Whistle–Vess Bottling Co. v. Owens, 249 Ark. 424, 459 S.W.2d 562 (1970).
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