Do you know the latest road rule changes? Move over. Slow Down.

By Ben
Road Rules

Move Over. Slow Down. 

Did you know that new laws have recently been introduced in Queensland regarding what to do around emergency and assistance vehicles. These include:

  • Queensland Police
  • Queensland Ambulance
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Fire and Rescue Service
  • Rural Fire Service
  • State Emergency Service
  • Transport enforcement Transport and Main Roads compliance vehicles
  • National Heavy Vehicle Regulator compliance vehicles
  • Breakdown assistance providers Tow trucks Roadside assistance, for example RACQ or other vehicles that provide a similar service and are clearly marked.

Emergency response workers put their lives at risk every day when working in roadside environments. 
To keep them safe, new laws require motorists to move over and slow down when passing a stationary emergency response vehicle displaying blue, red, magenta or yellow flashing lights.

The penalty for not moving over and slowing down is $431 and 3 demerit points.

For more information, refer to

Qld Transport website used for content.

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