SA emergency incident speed limit lower

SARTA calls on operators and drivers to be aware and careful

SA emergency incident speed limit lower
Emergency flashing lights are a speed warning


Drivers passing an emergency roadside incident in South Australia will soon have to lower their speed limit to 25kmh.

The new law comes into effect on September 1.

Those driving through an emergency service speed zone where red or blue flashing lights are displayed are advised to slow down.

South Australian Road Transport Association (SARTA) executive director Steve Shearer is urging operators to obey the signs and ensure emergency workers are safe.

"The type, size and weight of the truck as well as road conditions all would play a role in ascertaining what an appropriate speed for entering the vicinity of an emergency vehicle would be.

"So on a wet or dirt road, slow down even sooner and to a lower speed," Shearer says.

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