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'.
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Several parked cars were crushed by a tree which came down in high winds in Southampton.
Thursday afternoon's weather for the east of the region
Thursday afternoon's weather for the west of the region