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I stopped behind a Roane County ambulance at a traffic light. All the ambulance's emergency lights were flashing and the car in front of it wasn't moving. I thought the ambulance must be on its way to an emergency, and the car should move out of it's way. After following the ambulance for a while, I noticed that ALL IT'S EMERGENCY LIGHTS started flashing whenever the driver used a turn signal or stepped on the brake pedal! Don't you think this sends a mixed message to other drivers on the road. I can see where a driver might think an ambulance is responding to an emergency when, in fact, it's only making a left-hand turn. This could cause an accident. First of all, with all the lights flashing, other drivers don't notice the brake lights or turn signals. Second, a driver in front of the ambulance might cause a traffic accident if he thinks the ambulance is responding to an emergency and makes a hasty move to clear the way for the ambulance.