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Speeding and emergency vehicles

Drivers are required to slow down when approaching and passing a police, emergency, enforcement or escort vehicle that is displaying a flashing blue, red or magenta light or sounding an alarm.

From 1 July 2017, drivers are required to slow down and take more care when approaching and passing a stationary or slow-moving police, emergency, enforcement or escort vehicle that is displaying a flashing blue, red or magenta light or sounding an alarm. They must also give way to any officer or walker on foot near the vehicle. When approaching these vehicles the driver must drive at a speed that enables them to stop quickly, if necessary, before passing the flashing vehicle.

Maximum penalty 5 penalty units.

See r. 79A—Road Safety Road Rules 2017 (Vic).

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