I only recently became aware of this (and cant find a thread on it), even though it has been in NSW for some time, ACT more recently, Vic since July 2017 and SA since 2014 (and soon to be in Qld). A reduced speed limit to 40kph (25 in SA) when approaching and passing vehicles with red, blue or magenta flashing lights. The vic roads website spells it out... you have to slow down even if the emergency vehicle is in the service lane: https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/saf...z-of-road-rules/police-and-emergency-vehicles How aware are people of this rule? And what do you think of it? I understand the concern, but why not have an advertising campaign for "you can be booked for dangerous driving if you dont slow down" rather than a blanket "40kph" for all cases. Also, if the rule is fair enough, and is really because Then why does it not apply to yellow flashing lights? Or cars with their hazards on??? I would argue that a person changing a tire on the side of the highway are at a far greater risk than emergency services personnel.