Santa Clarita Sheriffs Department Reminds Residents “Pull The Fuck Over”

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.”

Deputy Duxbury, contemplating using his taser on an oblivious driver

“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.”

6 Replies to “Santa Clarita Sheriffs Department Reminds Residents “Pull The Fuck Over”

  1. I am so glad this subject has been brought up. I have been in two situations where there was so much traffic we could not pull over, and didn’t know whether to just stop or keep going forward and to try to pull over to the right when we could. That was exactly what we did but a sheriff did stop us and reprimand us…but honestly, to this day, I still do not know what we could have possibly done any differently. Also, I was caught at the Bouquet Junction, red light, and the only way for any of us to get out of the way was to go into the intersection into cross traffic, so we all just stayed where we were. I cannot put my life or my passengers life at risk in these situations. Please, if you can offer any suggestions in these types of cases, advise the public because I am sure I am not the only one that has been in these types of situations in the Santa Clarita Valley with all the traffic we have.

    1. I had the same concern and read somewhere that newly elected LA County Sheriff, Alex Villanueva had some advice for this exact thing. In situations where you can’t figure out what to do when it comes to pulling over, you should rapidly flash your high beams and go as fast as you can ahead of the emergency vehicles to warn other drivers to get out of the way. This is a great way to give a helping hand to first responders and you can’t imagine the gratitude they will express to you after trying this just once.

  2. Ok, I get it. I was taught in Drivers Training in High School to pull over when you see flashing lights of any emergency vehicle. Serious question, does everyone have to take Drivers Training? I think not,they just need to pass the written, then driving test. We have many drivers from all over the world. Maybe they have different laws regarding emergency vehicles, I don’t know. I know it has changed drastically since I learned to drive in the 70’s! Everyone would pull to the right immediately when hearing a siren. But now, too many ignore it, or simply stop/slow down where they are in their lane, expectingthe emergency vehicle to go around them! I also know people are much less polite and thoughtful than in the past! But seriously, can you think of another way without the ‘F’ word?! What are you teaching our kids, that this is normal, acceptable language? Disappointing.

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