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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 79

Giving way to police and emergency vehicles

79 Giving way to police and emergency vehicles

(1) A driver must give way to a police or emergency vehicle that is displaying a flashing blue or red light (whether or not it is also displaying other lights) or sounding an alarm.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Emergency vehicle" and
"police vehicle" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : For this rule,
"give way" means:
(a) if the driver is stopped--remain stationary until it is safe to proceed, or
(b) in any other case--slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision,
--see the definition in the Dictionary.
(2) This rule applies to the driver despite any other rule of these Rules that would otherwise require the driver of a police or emergency vehicle to give way to the driver.



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