Emergency vehicles include police, fire and ambulance services. If an emergency vehicle has blue or red flashing lights and/or sounding an alarm, you MUST clear the way to let it easily pass.
When giving way to an emergency vehicle DO NOT break the law (e.g. drive through a red light, or speed). Attending roadside incidents can be risky business for emergency workers. Flashing lights on a stationary vehicle means approaching vehicles must slow down, move over (if possible) and pass at 40 kilometres per hour. In doing so, drivers should apply their brakes gradually and safely.
This law ensures the safety of all emergency service vehicles and first response personnel who need to attend roadside incidents.
As well as emergency vehicles, this law includes tow trucks, RAC roadside assistance patrol vehicles, and Main Roads incident response vehicles. It applies to all roads in WA, including freeways and highways.
Let’s look after those who look after us.