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Falcon Firefighters warn drivers to slow down

Photo: Road Safety Commission

Emergency services responded to a road crash in Wannanup on Friday evening.

Falcon firefighters attended and made the scene safe but the same couldn’t be said for passing motorists who made working conditions dangerous.

Many drivers failed to slow down whilst passing the incident which put police, paramedics and firefighters lives at risk.

From March 2 2018, the Road Safety Commission introduced the SLOMO law (Slow Down, Move Over) to make it safer for workers and other personnel attending roadside incidents and emergencies.

Flashing lights on a stationary vehicle means approaching vehicles must slow down, move over (if possible) and pass at 40 kilometres per hour.

Failure to slow down and move over can result in a $300 fine and the loss of three demerit points.

Falcon Fire and Rescue took to Facebook asking you that if you see flashing red and blue lights to slow down to 40km/h, 60m before the incident and maintain that speed until you are 60m past it.

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