Just getting your holiday shopping is bad enough because of the holiday traffic but having to respond to an emergency through some of the busier retail retail areas in your community can be an absolute nightmare. If a driver is actually aware that you are approaching with lights and siren, they move unpredictably, maybe they freeze and don’t move at all. The worst scenario is the driver who doesn’t yield to the right and the erratic reaction to your ambulance becomes contagious where you basically are at a stand still waiting for something to happen. Deep breaths, patience and a sense of humor will get you through the shift. Stay safe.