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I was wondering why the Lawrence Police sometimes will turn on their emergency lights but not the sirens. And do cars still need to pull over when they do that?

Lawrence Police most of the time should use flashing lights and sirens when responding to emergency situations, spokes-man Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. There are certain situations when an officer would cut off the siren and just use the lights, he said.

For instance, an officer answering some medical calls or responding to a report of a bank robbery would turn off the siren to keep from causing alarm, Pattrick said. Vehicles still have to give emergency vehicles the right of way when they use only flashing lights.


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