Exasperated Santa Clarita Sheriffs Public Information Officer Shirley Miller said Friday “we just want to get the word out that if you see flashing lights and hear sirens, pull the fuck over.” Captain Lewis adding “Seriously, how hard is it to pull to the right side of the road and stop? Then you wait for the car to pass you and continue on your journey to your destination.”
The city and the Sheriffs department have partnered together in the past for information campaigns advising people of the requirement to pull over. In a new campaign, the city will begin dropping leaflets from a C-130 to help spread the message “pull the fuck over.”
“We have the lights and sirens for a reason, to alert the public that we’re on our way to an emergency and they need to get out of the way. It’s not rocket science, why can’t people follow simple directions?” said Captain Lewis.
Local resident Chad Seizemore says he always pulls over when he sees the lights. “Once they pass, I get right behind them in my BMW. It’s like an express-lane, but for Valencia Boulevard.” He remains optimistic that fellow residents will also pull over, “that’ll help get them out of my way too.”