Drivers still failing to slow down around emergency vehicles


DRIVERS are being urged to slow down near emergency vehicles following changes to the law. 

The Victorian government made changes in July which force vehicles to slow to 40km/h when driving past emergency vehicles with flashing lights. 

But Wangaratta firefighter Ian Lilley said not everyone was following the rules. 

The brigade attended an unattended burn off near Arundels Lane about 10.40am on Sunday. 

Mr Lilley said some slowed down past the fire truck and others didn't, which also caused problems. 

“We just need to get more word out there that the legislation has changed for our safety,” he said. 

“A lot of people aren't aware of the changes. We're still getting people zooming past at a million miles an hour and not understanding or ignoring the law.”