Why is the word ambulance written backwards on the front of an ambulance?

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So that drivers ahead of it on the road can read it (correctly) as AMBULANCE in their rear-view mirrors, and yield the right of way.

If the word was not reversed, the drivers of the cars ahead of the vehicle would see: "ECNALUBMA."

Of course, if it has flashing lights and sirens going, they would yield to it anyway. Perhaps this was done so that drivers would not mistake an ambulance for a police vehicle with similar lights.
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