[quote name='Stonah' date='10 April 2010 - 10:19 AM' timestamp='1270890559' post='77139']
I believe they can yes. I know that with the Fire Service, if they are needing to get down a street where cars have double parked and it's too narrow to get down - they can plow their way through regardless of any damage caused to said parked cars.
Well, that's [b]unless my mate in the service was telling me a load of drivvel [/b]a few weeks back when we had a similar conversation about it all. Lol
Seriously - your mate is telling you a load of drivel.
To do that would be dangerous any other road user pedestrians cyclists etc, and may even damage the fire engine so it would not be able to attend the fire.
The driver of the fire engine would be open to all sorts of legal claims and would no-doubt lose his licence and possibly his job