Had a bit of a to-do yesterday. Was stuck in traffic on a four-lane road ( two lanes each way with a raised central plaza in between ) and an ambulance came up behind flashing lights and sounding the siren. The only option to get out of the way was to mount the kerb of the central reservation, which was about 9 inches high. Most of the cars in front of me managed to do this but there was no way I could without damaging my low slung German penis extension.
So with the ambulance wailing behind me I took the gap that had opened up in front and drove through it until I could safely pull over without damaging the car. The ambulance went through fine and I then faced a barrage of abuse, hand signs and honking horns from a number of drivers.
I feel pretty bad about what happened but I don't really know what else I could have done. If I had mounted the kerb I could have saved the ambulance probably 10 seconds; enough to make a difference in an emergency for sure, but would have been left facing a potentially large bill for damage to my car, which I am certain I could not have claimed back from the ambulance service / NHS / council.
What would Singletrackworld have done?