Originally Posted by anshuman8
As per MV Act driver/s are bound to give way to Ambulance/Police/Fire Tenders be it any side of the road. Rightly said any accident caused by them is your fault and not theirs. That is why these vehicles are equipped by hooters/sirens
(6) This Section shall not apply in the case of police and fire department vehicles and ambulances when the same are operating in emergencies and the drivers sound audible signal by bell, siren, compression or exhaust whistle, but this proviso shall not operate to relieve the driver of a police or fire department vehicle or ambulance from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway.
R.S., c. 293, s. 93; 2001, c. 44, s. 2; 2004, c. 41, s. 1; 2004, c. 42, s. 7; 2005, c. 54, s. 2; 2007, c. 45, s. 6.
Yes, you are correct
provided its on duty and still he has to be concerned of the safety of all persons using the highway, but there is no written rule that tells they can go against a one way it only tells we must leave way to emergency services provided on duty, but in india they are on duty always even if they aren't
But i have seen most/all police vehicles abiding to rules during non duty or during non-emergency, its only ambulance services which misuses this rule a lot