Highlands News

RFSA supports slow down move over rule

slow down move over rule

The Rural Fire Service Association is continuing to throw its support behind a new law which requires NSW drivers to slow down to 40 kilometres an hour when passing emergency services vehicles with flashing lights.

The law was introduced in NSW back in September of last year.

It already exists in Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia where drivers must slow down to 25 kilometres per hour.

NSW RFSA President, Ken Middleton, says the legislation saves peoples lives and allows emergency service workers to feel safe at work.

However the Police Association of NSW is particularly concerned about drivers slamming on their brakes when they see flashing lights.