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    Why "AMBULANCE" is written reverse on the Ambulance Vehicle?

    We find that Board "AMBULANCE" is written reverse on the Ambulance vehicle. Can any one explain why it is written so?

    Krishnadas
  • #35968
    Word AMBULANCE is written reverse as because the mirror shows a property of what we call in scientific terms is "lateral inversion"!
    It is a phenomenon in which when an object is placed in front of the mirror the right side of the object becomes left side of the image and the left side of the object becomes right side of the image...therefore the already written inverse AMBULANCE when viewed through the rear view mirror(having convex mirror which provides a wide view of field) of the vehicle then the driver could easily get to know about the ambulance and give way to it.The siren also helps the other vehicle that are few distance apart to know about the ambulance is on the way behind it and even they can further make way for the ambulance!

  • #35969
    Abbulance is written reverse way so that it reflects in the right manner in the rear-view glasses of other vehicles , especially those that the ambulance is following .

    An ambulance carries emmergency patients , and it needs to hurry it's way to the hospital . So when the preceding vehicles see the name they can leave rooms for the ambulance to overtake .

    Regards,
    Runa N. Borah.

  • #35976
    When the ambulance approaches another vehicle, the driver of the other vehicle can read the word 'ambulance' in his rear view mirror. So he can slow down his vehicle and give way to the ambulance to overtake him. This is the purpose behind writing ambulance in reverse.
    Smitha


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