MMUCC Training

V11. Emergency Motor Vehicle Use

Definition:

Indicates operation of any motor vehicle that is legally authorized by a government authority to respond to emergencies with or without the use of emergency warning equipment, such as a police vehicle, fire truck, or ambulance while actually engaged in such response.

Select “Yes” only if the motor vehicle involved in the crash was on an emergency response, regardless of whether the emergency warning equipment was in use.

Element Attributes
No

Is used if the motor vehicle was not on an emergency response.

Yes

Is used if the motor vehicle was on an emergency response, regardless of whether the emergency equipment was actuated.

Unknown

Is used if it cannot be determined that the vehicle was responding to an emergency at the time of the accident.

Rationale:

Driver behavior related to emergency vehicle response is an emerging national issue. This is true for both operators of emergency vehicles and operators of vehicles in the vicinity of an emergency vehicle engaged in a response. It is the intent of this element to gather information that will guide development of training or other countermeasures to reduce the number of crashes involving emergency vehicle response.