Most roads users do try to get out of the way of vehicles on emergency calls. But through naivety or ignorance, some motorists cause more confusion or life threatening delays.
The emergency services have responded by producing an information video, aimed at making their crews and the rest of us safer. Chris Maughan reports on the importance of being 'blue light aware'.
Fire and rescue services, the air ambulance and the coastguard were all called to Folkestone Racecourse this afternoon - but it was all in a good cause. The day's race meeting was dedicated to raising the profile of the local 999 services.
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