Bengaluru: Ambulances are meant for saving lives. There has been a rising tendency among the public to be callous and careless by ignoring the flashing lights and sirens of ambulances on the move.
Now onwards, anyone overtaking the 108 ambulances will have his/her driving licence cancelled. This was announced by none other than state chief minister Siddaramaiah himself. He was speaking at the launching of a new fleet of ambulances in the city on Wednesday.
He said that often patients having suffered heart attacks and women on the verge of childbirth were being rushed in ambulances, which have to move rapidly. Taking advantage of the situation, many vehicles try to overtake them. Such two-wheeler riders and drivers would have their licences seized and cancelled, he warned.