Flashing lights 40 kilometre an hour speed limit from September 1st
Published Date: 25 Aug 2018
From 1 September 2018 a new road rule applies when passing emergency vehicles stopped on the road.
The new rule requires motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing a stationary emergency vehicle displaying blue or red flashing lights.
The new rule also requires motorists to give way to any person on foot in the immediate area of the emergency vehicle. Motorists should not increase their speed until they are a safe distance past the vehicle, so as not to cause a danger to anyone in the vicinity.
The NSW Government will monitor the safety and traffic impacts of the rule over a 12-month trial period in consultation with NSW Police, emergency service organisations and other stakeholders.
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