New road rules announced in Tasmania


New road rules announced in Tasmania

From 1 December, 2019 in Tasmania, all motorists must safely slow to 40km/h as they pass any stationary or slow moving emergency vehicle with red, blue or magenta lights flashing. 

The rule includes NHVR vehicles displaying magenta lights.

It applies to traffic travelling in either direction, unless there’s a dividing barrier between the motorist and the emergency vehicle. 

New South Wales has also recently made changes to rules that apply when driving around emergency vehicles, following the completion of a trial. More information on these changes can be found at this link

Similar rules are already in place in Victoria and Western Australia. 


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