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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 79A

Approaching and passing stationary or slow-moving police vehicles, emergency vehicles, enforcement vehicles and escort vehicles

    (1)     A driver approaching a stationary or slow-moving police vehicle, emergency vehicle, enforcement vehicle or escort vehicle that is displaying a flashing blue, red or magenta light (whether or not it is also displaying other lights) or sounding an alarm must drive at a speed at which the driver can, if necessary, stop safely before passing the vehicle.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Note

"Approaching", emergency vehicle , "enforcement vehicle", escort vehicle and police vehicle are defined in the dictionary.

    (2)     A driver approaching a stationary or slow-moving police vehicle, emergency vehicle, enforcement vehicle or escort vehicle that is displaying a flashing blue, red or magenta light (whether or not it is also displaying other lights) or sounding an alarm must give way to any police officer, emergency worker, enforcement vehicle worker or escort vehicle worker on foot in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Note

"Emergency worker", enforcement vehicle worker , "escort vehicle worker", give way and police officer are defined in the dictionary.

    (3)     A driver must not drive past, or overtake, a stationary or slow-moving police vehicle, emergency vehicle, enforcement vehicle or escort vehicle that is displaying a flashing blue, red or magenta light (whether or not it is also displaying other lights) or sounding an alarm at a speed greater than 40 kilometres per hour.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Note

Overtake is defined in the dictionary.

    (4)     A driver who drives past, or overtakes, a stationary or slow-moving police vehicle, emergency vehicle, enforcement vehicle or escort vehicle that is displaying a flashing blue, red or magenta light (whether or not it is also displaying other lights) or sounding an alarm must not increase speed until the driver is at a sufficient distance from the vehicle so as not to cause a danger to the any police officers, emergency workers, enforcement vehicle workers or escort


vehicles workers in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

    (5)     Subrules (1), (2), (3) and (4) do not apply if the driver is driving on a road that is divided by a median strip and the police vehicle, emergency vehicle, enforcement vehicle or escort vehicle is on the other side of the road beyond the median strip.

Note

Median strip is defined in the dictionary.

    (6)     This rule applies to the driver despite any other provision of these Rules.

Division 5—Crossing and shared zones



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