Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

Many driv­ers seem con­fused the mo­ment they hear a siren, so here are a few tips:

Firstly if the emer­gency ve­hi­cle, whether it be the po­lice, an am­bu­lance or a fire en­gine, is ap­proach­ing you from be­hind and it is not sound­ing its siren or flash­ing its emer­gency lights, then you don't have to do a thing.

If the lights or the sirens or both are on, re­main calm. Try to give way to the ve­hi­cle by mov­ing as far as pos­si­ble to the left . Make sure you do so safely and in­di­cate your in­ten­tions. If pos­si­ble, do not break the law in your ef­fort to give way; by con­tra­ven­ing a red traf­fic light, for in­stance. Fail­ing to heed these in­struc­tions may lead to a $400 in­fringe­ment and four de­merit points. – De­tec­tive Sergeant Gary Th­waites

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