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  • mickle Posts: 1605
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    19 Jun 2017 04:53 PM
    Hope they are only talking metro 60kmh areas, very unworkable on the 110kmh Hwys.
  • keith Posts: 1453
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Performance Poster keith
    19 Jun 2017 04:56 PM
    Posted by mickle on 19 Jun 2017 02:53 PM
    Hope they are only talking metro 60kmh areas, very unworkable on the 110kmh Hwys.

     

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  • allde Posts: 4076
    South Eastern Suburbs, Victori
    Forum Legend allde
    19 Jun 2017 05:39 PM
    Apparently it's been in South Australia road law for a few years now, there have been cases there where the Boys in Blue park their car, flashing lights on, walk up the road a 100m, then laser every car passing by.

    Could get interesting......
  • rodders Posts: 6011
    The Place To Be.
    Forum Legend rodders
    19 Jun 2017 05:42 PM

    Melbourne?

    I thought this applies to all of Victoria, including freeways?

    http://www.3aw.com.au/podcast/roads-minister-confirms-new-law-requiring-drivers-to-slow-to-40kmh-around-flashing-emergency-lights/

    FIRST ON 3AW

    Victorians will be required to slow to 40km/h around emergency vehicles.

    Neil Mitchell had been hearing rumblings about the change, which Roads Minister Luke Donnellan confirmed on Monday.

    It’s a change that emergency services personnel have been requesting for some time.

    “Many of them had many close calls, suffered injuries, and have been saying ‘we need this to protect ourselves while we’re working and assisting the community’,” Mr Donnellan told Neil.

    Click PLAY in the player above for the full interview

    The rule applies to stationary police, ambulance, fire, and transport safety vehicles, as well as slow moving vehicles.

    The on-the-spot penalty for failing to slow down will be $277.

    On freeways, the new rule applies to all lanes.

    The law applies from July 1.

  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3228
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    19 Jun 2017 05:44 PM
    S.A. is 25kph, all locations
  • allde Posts: 4076
    South Eastern Suburbs, Victori
    Forum Legend allde
    19 Jun 2017 05:45 PM
    Posted by rodders on 19 Jun 2017 05:42 PM

    Melbourne?

    I thought this applies to all of Victoria, including freeways?

     It does Rodders, All of Victoria, The Heading is wrong.

  • rodders Posts: 6011
    The Place To Be.
    Forum Legend rodders
    19 Jun 2017 05:50 PM
    Posted by allde on 19 Jun 2017 05:45 PM
    Posted by rodders on 19 Jun 2017 05:42 PM

    Melbourne?

    I though this applies to all of Victoria, including freeways?

     It does Rodders, All of Victoria, The Heading is wrong.

     Fixed the heading.

  • rodders Posts: 6011
    The Place To Be.
    Forum Legend rodders
    19 Jun 2017 06:00 PM
    Although it sounds good in principle I reckon this has the potential to increase risk to motorcyclists as slowing to 40km/k in high speed zones will likely cause rear enders resulting in death or serious injury to riders & pillions.
    On multi lanes freeways most people won't even be aware of an emergency vehicle on the side of the road. Take the Eastern Freeway for instance, 4 lanes wide plus 2 emergency stopping lanes in each direction. Under this new law, all lanes must slow to 40 km/h.

     
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3228
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    19 Jun 2017 06:09 PM
    I slow to the 25kph with one eye on the mirror, the vehicle behind you will no doubt have seen the flashing lights and slowed (in theory) so there should be no danger
  • mickle Posts: 1605
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    19 Jun 2017 06:20 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 06:09 PM
    I slow to the 25kph with one eye on the mirror, the vehicle behind you will no doubt have seen the flashing lights and slowed (in theory) so there should be no danger

     No danger if in a cage, I will be very wary of this of the vehicle behind before slowing.

  • JFE Posts: 631
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    19 Jun 2017 07:07 PM
    It's not law in the ACT but may as well be: put flashing lights or some bloke smoking a pipe or a dying turtle on the side of the road, and Canberra drivers will hit the skids to rubber neck. Can't help themselves. 

    I swear 1/2 the population has nowhere to go. Bloody insane and a pain in the ass.

    Re: Vic, it does make some sense but who trusts VICPOL not to make an earner of it?
  • Adz69 Posts: 175
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Adz69
    19 Jun 2017 07:55 PM
    Posted by mickle on 19 Jun 2017 05:50 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 06:09 PM
    I slow to the 25kph with one eye on the mirror, the vehicle behind you will no doubt have seen the flashing lights and slowed (in theory) so there should be no danger

     No danger if in a cage, I will be very wary of this of the vehicle behind before slowing.

     Yeah, i would be getting ready to take evasive action as traffic slowed...maybe prepare to lane split.

  • -kiwi- Posts: 99
    Ballarat Victoria
    Stock Poster -kiwi-
    19 Jun 2017 08:17 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 19 Jun 2017 07:55 PM
    Posted by mickle on 19 Jun 2017 05:50 PM
    Posted by Soapbox2627 on 19 Jun 2017 06:09 PM
    I slow to the 25kph with one eye on the mirror, the vehicle behind you will no doubt have seen the flashing lights and slowed (in theory) so there should be no danger

     No danger if in a cage, I will be very wary of this of the vehicle behind before slowing.

     Yeah, i would be getting ready to take evasive action as traffic slowed...maybe prepare to lane split.

     +1

  • Spook Posts: 1991
    Saffastraya
    Motor Head Spook
    19 Jun 2017 08:27 PM
    Posted by mickle on 19 Jun 2017 04:23 PM
    Hope they are only talking metro 60kmh areas, very unworkable on the 110kmh Hwys.

     25 everywhere in SA. Oops sorry, Soapy!

  • FLHuTChU Posts: 3076
    Newcastle NSW
    Forum Legend FLHuTChU
    19 Jun 2017 08:29 PM
    Sounds like a good plan for job creation and growth to me. Something like this comes to mind: 
    more accidents and rear enders=
    more plods needed=
    more emergency services to cut you out of your wreckage=
    more hospital beds needed=
    more solicitors=
    more suing
    more time off work recuperating.
    when you are fit again=
    more new and used cars sold to accident victims=
    more salesmen needed=
    more accessories for cars/suv's/bikes
    and more insurance products.
    See...job creation and growth brilliant.
    Hope we don't see this in NSW!
  • mickle Posts: 1605
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    19 Jun 2017 08:33 PM
    Posted by Spook on 19 Jun 2017 08:27 PM
    Posted by mickle on 19 Jun 2017 04:23 PM
    Hope they are only talking metro 60kmh areas, very unworkable on the 110kmh Hwys.

     25 everywhere in SA. Oops sorry, Soapy!

     Don't matter over there mate, most of you lot don't go over 25kmh, trying to save fuel.

  • brucefxdl Posts: 398
    south west victoria
    Stage 1 Poster brucefxdl
    19 Jun 2017 09:21 PM
    i am a volunteer firefighter and yes some knobs dont think to well when passing cfa,police ect,but who is going to be watching/policing this,emergency workers are usually thin on the ground as it is,some one would have to be holding some sort of speed detector [only police have them].this is one of labours stupider ideas [ i understand they have good intentions ] but it wont work 99 % of the time.having said that i have been close to being hit a couple of times and you need to have your wits about you .but if someone speeds through and hits someone, a bloody fine wont help them at all.next we will all have a speed camera on our helmets...not. jmo.
  • Ratbob Posts: 60
    Adelaide Hills
    Stock Poster Ratbob
    19 Jun 2017 09:37 PM
    On the odd occassion it happens I turn on the flashers. 
    Figure it can't hurt.
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