SLOW DOWN FOR STOPPED EMERGENCY VEHICLES WITH FLASHING LIGHTS

In April 2018, the NSW Government announced that it would introduce a new road rule requiring motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing a stopped emergency vehicle displaying blue or red flashing lights on the road. The new rule will begin as a 12-month trial from 1 September 2018.

 

The 40km/h road rule provides extra protection for emergency workers and volunteers who respond to crashes, breakdowns and other incidents on our roads which can place them at risk.

When you see blue or red flashing lights of emergency vehicles stopped on the road, start slowing down to 40km/h for everyone’s safety.

When you see blue or red flashing lights of emergency vehicles stopped on road, slow down to 40 / applies for vehicles travelling in both directions unless the road is divided by a medium strip / We’re looking out for you. Are you looking out for us?

Transport for NSW will supply a new toolkit with updated material ahead of the rule taking effect on 1 September 2018.

If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A series of FAQs are also available on the Centre for Road Safety website – http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/slow-down-for-emergencyvehicles/faqs.html.

When you see blue or red flashing lights of emergency vehicles stopped on road, slow down to 40 / applies for vehicles travelling in both directions unless the road is divided by a medium strip / We’re looking out for you. Are you looking out for us?

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When you see blue or red flashing lights of emergency vehicles stopped on the road, slow down to 40 / applies for vehicles travelling in both directions

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When you see blue or red flashing lights of emergency vehicles stopped on road slow down to 40 / applies for vehicles travelling in both directions unless the road is divided by a medium strip

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