Kwinana Freeway: driver loses licence for tailgating ambulance

Kwinana Freeway: driver loses licence for tailgating ambulance

A MAN who tailgated an ambulance that was travelling at high speed carrying a critical patient on the Kwinana Freeway lost his licence for eight months last week.

The offender (37) faced Rockingham Magistrates Court on January 4 on charges of reckless driving.

He followed too close behind an ambulance that was travelling in excess of 100km/h in a high priority emergency in November, 2015.

The driver was also fined $3000.

Police reminded motorists of their obligations :

Stay calm and check to see where it is.

Give way to it by moving as far to the left of the road as possible.

If you can’t move left, slow down, indicate left and let the emergency vehicle drive around you.

Use your indicator to signal your intentions to the driver of the emergency vehicle.

If you are in the left lane, allow other vehicles from an adjacent lane to move into your lane if they need to.

When giving way to an emergency vehicle DO NOT break the law (e.g. Drive through a red light or speed).