Under the Road Traffic Act, obstruction of emergency vehicles responding to an emergency carries a fine of not more than $160 and four demerit points.
It is an offence not to give way to an emergency vehicle. Under the Civil Defence Act, it is also an offence to obstruct a person carrying out emergency duties. Offenders can be fined up to $5,000, jailed for up to six months, or both.
Offenders can be charged under both acts.
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