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Emergency services vehicles

Mum and baby

If you hear the siren of a fire truck, ambulance, police car or other emergency vehicle, stay calm.

Move as far left on the road as you can. If you can’t move left, slow down or stop to let the vehicle pass.

It’s the law in South Australia to give way to emergency vehicles, and to slow down when you’re passing them. This allows emergency workers to do their job safely.

If you’re passing a place where an emergency service vehicle has stopped and is flashing blue or red lights on your side of the road, you must slow down to 25km/h. 

Sometimes flashing lights will have been put on the road by emergency workers. When driving between these lights you must slow down to 25km/h.

Read more about safe driving speeds here at the My Licence website.