People asked to remember SLOMO law as City of Melville thanks first responders

Murdoch senior fire fighter Lewis Mann, City of Melville Road Safety and TravelSmart Group member Garry Mason, councillor Tim Barling, Palmyra officer-in-charge senior sergeant Gavin Radice, Melville State Emergency Service volunteer David Bulfield, St John Ambulance paramedic Ben Throp and RAC patrolman Justin Pascoe.
Murdoch senior fire fighter Lewis Mann, City of Melville Road Safety and TravelSmart Group member Garry Mason, councillor Tim Barling, Palmyra officer-in-charge senior sergeant Gavin Radice, Melville State Emergency Service volunteer David Bulfield, St John Ambulance paramedic Ben Throp and RAC patrolman Justin Pascoe.

THE City of Melville gave thanks to first responders while also highlighting the SLOMO campaign at a morning tea today.

The Slow Down, Move Over law requires drivers to reduce their speed when approaching a stationary emergency or incident response vehicle and pass at a maximum speed of 40km/h.

Representatives from WA Police, St John Ambulance, WA Fire Service, State Emergency Service and RAC attended the morning tea at the City’s civic centre.

City of Melville Road Safety and TravelSmart Group chairman and councillor Tim Barling said the idea came as a way to recognise that it had been six months since the laws had been introduced.

“It’s pretty important for people in the City to know about the laws and to slow down,” he said.

“People need to help out first responders by slowing down, not only for emergency vehicles but for people like the RAC, Western Power and the City’s rangers and council workers.

“The first responders are out there making things safer for everyone.”