The dangers of a new road rule: The shocking moment change to the law causes a massive crash – and it could catch you out too
- Mobile footage captures the moment a speeding car swerves out of control
- An on-coming car narrowly misses the creeping vehicle ahead on the NSW road
- Motorists must slow to for 40km/h for emergency vehicles with the lights on
This is the shocking moment a new road rule results in a near-fatal crash on a bustling highway.
Gut-wrenching footage captures the moment a speeding car swerves out of control on a New South Wales road.
The on-coming car narrowly misses the slowing vehicle who was following a new road rule implemented just weeks ago.
According to the motorist, he was pulled over for a ‘drawn-out overtake’ before the accident happened in Raleigh.
Drivers will have to slow down to 40km/h when passing the emergency services if they are flashing red and blue lights
‘I was pulled over for taking to long to overtake,’ the driver said.
‘The new rule is that you need to slow down to 40k’s (sic) when an emergency vehicle is stopped with lights flashing,’ the anonymous driver said.
Earlier this month, a new road rule came in to effect forcing drivers to slow down when passing emergency vehicles with their lights on.
NSW drivers were warned they would be hit with a $448 fine and lose three demerit points if they didn’t drive at 40km/h.
The new road rule has come under scrutiny by drivers who have labelled it as ‘dangerous’.
‘Doing 40km/h in a 110km/h zone during roadworks is quite dangerous, particularly late at night, where at least half the drivers ignore completely,’ one motorist said.
footage captures the moment a speeding car swerves out of control on a New South Wales road
’40 km/h seems almost sane when you consider that in SA [South Australia] we have to slow to 25. Yes 25 passing emergency vehicles,’ another said.
Other Australian states such as Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia have implemented similar road rules.
The new road rule is a part of a 12 month trial that started on September 1.
Earlier this month, a new road rule came in to effect forcing drivers to slow down when passing emergency vehicles with their lights on