Not only do i respect them, i envy them for the protocol they get on the road
I was once on Canal (Barkat Market section). There was too much traffic, enough to keep the cars in the right lane at speeds no more than 50-60km/h. Suddenly i heard siren from a Rescue 1122, saw THE Hilux hauling a**, which i could see closing in rapidly in rear view mirrors. Thats when i saw those whole 14-15 cars in the right lane move away, just like Clouds disappear after a rain. MY GOD that was a sight to watch. Seriously
Anyway, dil main dua maangi k jo bhi hay Ambulance main, ALLAH ussay salamat rakhay (i try to do that everytime).
The whole point is, these guys really act fast (MaShaALLAH) and are incredibly good at their job. These drivers are one of the most fearsome i have seen actually, after military drivers. I have literally seen these Hilux Ambulances crossing a crowded chowk at speeds well beyond 120-140km/h at some points in Lahore (with assits from Traffic Police ofcourse)
Whats good to see is that people actually respect them and give them way. Or atleast wait for them to pass. But even with all that, i still see some punka** baskurds blocking their way or not listening to their sirens makes me sad.
I once saw a BMW (bring driven by some child, literally) on Canal Road in far right lane ... and even on repeated requests (on loud speaker) and with sirens from the incoming ambulance ... never left the lane. Instead, increase his speed as he was competing. I was like "WTF" :S
Not only dangerous, but against the rules. People found doing that should be spanked, and their licenses revoked.
I know right
Far right lane main "BIKE" ka awwal to kaam he nai hay. But even if you keep yourself in far right lane, don't forget its the lane of "High Speeds".
If i am honest, i almost always stay in far right lane but usually my speeds are quite high too (CG125). Thats because i am more afraid of the bikers on the road than the cars. 99% of the time i faced an accident or narrowly escaped one, i was in Left Lane, or far left rather. Good thing is that i use rear view mirrors for increased road awareness, which means i give way to cars before they catch up to me.