THE RIGHT OF WAY RULE: Emergency Vehicles
Upon the approach of an authorized emergency vehicle (ambulance, police, fire equipment, civil defense, explosive ordinance, etc.) that is sounding a siren and/or displaying flashing red or blue lights, all highway users must yield the right-of-way (Motor Vehicle Code of Guam Section 3333).
- The operators of all other vehicles shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the highway clear of any intersection and thereupon stop and remain in such position until such authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.
- All pedestrians upon the highway shall remain in a place of safety until such authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.
According to Guam’s Traffic Violation Bureau’s (TVB) Traffic Fine Schedule
|GCA (Guam Code Annotated) Code||Description||Eff. 01/01/14|
|3333.1||Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle (Operator)||$200.00|
|3333.2||Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle (Pedestrian)||$200.00|
Guam Construction Update
Motorists are advised to drive cautiously through the construction zones, observe all posted speed limit and construction signs, and carefully heed flaggers (when present). Alternate routes and/or adjusting drive times when feasible are encouraged.
On Monday, 5/16/22, the DPW contractor will begin backfilling the excavation site in the center lane of Route 30 at Trankilo St. The northbound inner lane near the excavation site will be closed when work crews are present. The DPW asks motorists to please proceed with caution and remain alert for traffic control signs and work crews.
From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday, 5/16/22 to Friday, 5/20/22, motorists are advised there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures on Route 1 for southbound and northbound traffic between Route 30 (Governor Carlos G. Camacho Road) and 10A (Airport Road).
From 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday, 5/21/22 to Sunday, 5/22/22, there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures on Route 1 for northbound traffic between Route 14B (Ypao Road) and Route 10A (Airport Road).
From 4:00 PM Saturday, 5/21/22 to 6:00 AM Monday, 5/23/22, all southbound lanes will be closed at the Route 1 and Route 14 (Chalan San Antonio) Intersection. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction, and alternate routes will be posted for access to and from Route 1 and Route 14. Route 30 (Governor Carlos G. Camacho Road) and Route 14B (Ypao Road) may be used as alternate routes.
No striping and marking work is scheduled for the week of Monday, 5/16/22 – Sunday, 5/22/22. All lanes will remain open. Work will resume on Monday, 5/23/22.
Motorists are advised that there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures along Route 28 between Buena Vista Avenue and Catalina Lane from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday, 5/16/22 – Friday, 5/20/22.
From 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday, 5/19/22 to Friday, 5/20/22, motorists are advised that there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures along Route 9 from the Summer Homes Residence Entrance to Entrada St.