A private members Bill has been introduced to the South Australian Parliament to reduce the speed limit when passing an emergency vehicle with its blue and red lights flashing.  Currently, the Road Traffic Act 1961 (SA) s 83 provides that a driver must not travel faster than 40km/h when passing an emergency service vehicle.  If passed, the Road Traffic (Emergency Vehicles) Amendment Bill 2011 will reduce that speed limit to 25km/h.    The special speed limit when passing emergency vehicles is contained in the South Australian Act, not the nationally agreed Australian Road Rules so it appears that it is  unique to South Australia.  I would be interested to hear from anyone who knows of a similar provision in other States and Territories.

Michael Eburn.