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Emergency vehicles should be given right of way all the time. They cannot control the intersection lights but carry their own different types of warning signalswhich can be purchased online at well known stores such as Prestige Emergency Lights and are responsible touse these lights wisely.

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Q: Does emergency vehicles have control of intersection lights?
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