Regulating safe driving behavior passing stationary emergency and enforcement vehicles with flashing warning lights

Emergency and enforcement workers perform diverse and time-critical tasks on the road and in road-related environments, placing them at risk of being struck by passing vehicles. In response to ongoing concerns from emergency providers and other agencies, VicRoads undertook a collaborative process to investigate the nature of roadside incidents involving emergency or enforcement workers and the feasibility of regulating driver behavior. Informed by research and consultation, a new road rule was introduced requiring drivers and riders to safely slow to 40 km/h when passing stationary or slow-moving emergency and enforcement vehicles with red, blue or magenta flashing warning lights.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference, 3-5 October, Sydney, New South Wales

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01704290
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 2 2019 2:19PM