You No Longer Need to Slow to 40km When Passing Stationary Emergency Vehicles
On 1 September 2018 there was a much-touted change to the Traffic Legislation in NSW which
required motorists to slow to 40kms when passing stationary emergency vehicles with their
This change of legislation saw a marked increase in traffic matters coming before the Court
with almost 1,000 infringements issued during the course of the new Legalisation’s operation.
On 26 September 2019 the road rules were amended so that motorists now must slow down,
move over and give space to stationary emergency vehicles with their lights flashing. The
speed to which vehicles must slow down is one that is reasonable for the circumstances on
roads where the posted limit is 90kms or over.
On roads where the limit is 80kms or less then motorists must still slow to 40kms.
If you have any questions regarding this or any other traffic matter please contact Joshua
Whale, Ben Hoffman at our Muswellbrook office on 02 6542 5566.