The history of SLOMO
RAC has been working on getting SLOMO laws implemented in WA since WA. Find out what we've done so far.
Slow Down, Move Over (SLOMO) law aims to save lives on WA roads - protecting stranded motorists and emergency response workers, including RAC Roadside Patrols.
RAC has been advocating for SLOMO since 2012, and in 2018 the law was introduced across WA. The law requires motorists, when approaching the flashing lights of incident response vehicles, to slow down, move over (if possible) and pass at 40km/h. The law protects stranded motorists and emergency response personnel, including police, ambulance officers, paramedics, firefighters, Main Roads workers and RAC Roadside Patrols.
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The high speeds of passing motorists, along with road worker's proximity to cars, means they are often exposed to hazards that would be considered unacceptable in most workplaces.
We all deserve to come home safely every day. RAC is committed to ensuring the safety of our workers, our members and the WA community.