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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 78-1

NSW rule: Approaching or passing stationary emergency response vehicles

78-1 NSW rule: Approaching or passing stationary emergency response vehicles

(1) A driver approaching a stationary emergency response vehicle on a road that is displaying a flashing blue or red light must give way to any person who is on foot in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Approaching" is defined in the Dictionary.
(2) A driver must not drive past, at a speed exceeding 40 kilometres per hour, a stationary emergency response vehicle on a road that is displaying a flashing blue or red light.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3) A driver who drives past a stationary emergency response vehicle on a road that is displaying a flashing blue or red light must not increase speed until the driver is at a sufficient distance from the vehicle so as to avoid causing a danger to any person in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(4) A driver does not commit an offence under this rule if the driver is driving on a road that is divided by a median strip and the emergency response vehicle is on the other side of the road beyond the median strip.
Note :
"Median strip" is defined in the Dictionary.
(5) This rule applies to a driver despite any other rule of these Rules.
(6) In this rule:

"emergency response vehicle" means a vehicle being used by any of the following:
(a) the NSW Police Force,
(b) the Ambulance Service of NSW,
(c) Fire and Rescue NSW (including a fire brigade within the meaning the Fire Brigades Act 1989 ),
(d) the NSW Rural Fire Service,
(e) the NSW State Emergency Service,
(f) the Authority,
(g) the Transport Management Centre,
(h) the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.
Note : This rule is an additional NSW rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules .



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