On the night of April 1, an ambulance driver and a toll collector clashed over whether 120 ambulances should pay for passage at Xinglin high-speed toll station in Xingtai, Hebei Province, China Daily reported.
The driver said: it's the first time I've heard about the ambulance payment.
According to the driver, the ambulance had already paid a fee at the time of the visit.
At the same time, question: which law stipulates that ambulances should be charged?
To this end, Mr. Hou of Xinglin high-speed toll operation Department said: ambulances are not public welfare vehicles and are not within the scope of exemption.
Mr. Hou confirmed the driver's statement that the ambulance only paid when it was on the highway
Can't the ambulance get on the highway without paying the toll?
The regulations on the administration of toll roads, which came into force on November 1, 2004, stipulates as follows:
Military vehicles, vehicles of the armed police force, police vehicles with uniform signs of handling traffic accidents, performing normal patrol tasks and handling emergencies on toll roads within the jurisdiction of the public security organ, and vehicles approved by the competent department of transportation under the State Council or the people's Government of the province, autonomous region or municipality directly under the central government to perform rescue and relief tasks shall be exempted from vehicle tolls.
Vehicles of combine and transport combine (including transplanter) for cross regional operation shall be exempted from vehicle toll. Combine harvesters are not allowed to pass on highways.
Ambulances are not listed here.
Since there are clear rules, there is no dispute, is there?
Netizens said that if there is difficulty in paying fees on site, regular payment mechanism can be established after the event. People's lives are at stake, which can't be delayed for a few seconds.
In fact, it's easy to do. Just install an etc...
I hope we can understand each other in the future. After all, the safety of patients is the most important.