This was recently posted by QAS and is also similarly listed on the department transport website but the is no reference to legislation or regulation. I have had a look and all that I have found is that it is an offence to not get out of the emergency vehicle. RACQ also states the same but again no reference. Can anyone shed some light on which laws are relevant in traffic law?When an Ambulance is coming up behind you on the road with its lights and/or siren on remember:
- Slow down and move into the left lane to give them a clear path down the centre, avoid stopping in the right lane. If it is not safe to do this, allow the ambulance to overtake you.
- If you are at an intersection, always give way to the ambulance even if you have the green light or arrow.
- Stay vigilant and avoid sudden braking. Remember that there may be a secondary emergency vehicle travelling close behind so check your mirrors before resuming your path.
- The law allows you to drive onto the wrong side of the road or move into a red light to clear a path for an emergency vehicle as long as it is safe to do so.