The best ambitions usually need time to complete. However, driving safely doesn't take time but just experience, and it only takes simple steps plus consistent effort. You'll need to prepare yourself well when you become a paramedic, get a good idea on how to become a safer driver, then follow these simple rules. Regardless of what you aim to learn from this, you should try and be as safe as possible. These are proven things that work when you're driving an ambulance; there has not been any exception.
Here's how to become a drive an ambulance safely in just using five easy rules:
Do not expect other vehicles to yield to you. The reason why this will be significant is the fact that you don't want to run into a vehicle that perhaps did not see or hear you coming. This will be an important point and should be taken pretty seriously because it may cause an accident otherwise.
Use your on-board tools to ask for the right away. This critical step demands your complete attention. Here's how to do it correctly. Turn on your sirens and keep a safe distance from the vehicle to give yourself room to brake. There are a few reasons. The main one is people tend to slam on the brakes when they hear or see an ambulance coming towards them.
Do not run through stop signs or lights. The reason why is to not do this is because you want to make sure there are no oncoming vehicles. In addition you will just want to take more precaution to not cause further delay or injury in your situation.
Maintain control of yourself and your vehicle. Specifically then, do not overreact or get angry if people do not let you pass and give you the right of way.
Remember that the public has entrusted you with their safety and therefore, expect you to act safely. In addition to that, don't forget, even as a Paramedic EMT, you still need to buckle up!
At the end, once you stick to the above steps meticulously, you are going to be a much safer driver than if you did not adhere to these rules! Be safe now so that you can continue doing your job in the future. You worked hard to get to where you are so far so you deserve the recognition by being able to drive that ambulance!
If you did not adhere to the above steps, well... good luck for you anyhow. You'll need a large amount of luck... ;-)