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Question #2053 posted on 12/19/2003 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
On average, how fast does an emergency vehicle (fire engine, ambulance, etc.) travel when responding to a call?
- Just wondering

A: Dear Wondering,
The State of Utah does not specify a maximum speed limit for emergency vehicles (see Utah Code and Constitution, Title 41, Chapter 6, Section 14), but in general emergency vehicles will not exceed 10 mph over the posted speed limit. However, since this is left to the discretion of the driver of the emergency vehicle, it isn't always followed. The main concern is ensuring that life and property are not put at danger.
-Your friendly neighborhood EMT, who wishes he had lights and sirens