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Emergency Vehicles
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Penalty


Failure to give way to an emergency vehicle = 4 demerit points and $400 fine.

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 an emergency vehicle is approaching:

  • stay calm and check to see where it is;

  • give way to it by moving as far to the left of the road as possible;

  • if you can’t move left, slow down, indicate left and let the emergency vehicle drive around you;

  • use your indicator to signal your intentions to the driver of the emergency vehicle;

  • if you are in the left lane, allow other vehicles from an adjacent lane to move into your lane if they need to.

When giving way to an emergency vehicle DO NOT break the law (e.g. drive through a red light, or speed).