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New Road Rule In Melbourne That Could See You Being Fined!

Motorists who are passing an emergency vehicle with flashing lights must now slow to 40km/h or face a big fine.

From July 1, drivers will be fined $277 if they fail to slow to the new speed limit while passing a stationary or slow-moving emergency vehicle with lights flashing or a siren sounding, the state government said on Monday.

A recent survey found almost one-in-five emergency service workers said they'd had four or more near misses while stopped on the roadside over the past three years, Roads Minister Luke Donnellan said in a statement.

The fine will be the same for all emergency vehicles.

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