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Operation Sirius targets NSW operator after crashes

NSW police target a trucking company after their trucks were involved in a number of serious crashes.
NSW police target a trucking company after their trucks were involved in a number of serious crashes.

NEW South Wales police have targeted a truck company today after a number of its vehicles were allegedly involved in several crashes.

Officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command conducted the compliance operation, supported by inspectors from the Roads and Maritime Services.

They inspected 45 trucks and trailers, issuing 21 defect notices and 18 traffic infringement notices as part of Operation Sirius.

Police say two drivers were issued with field court attendance notices for fatigue breaches and three of the defect notices resulted in a major grounding of two trucks and trailer.

 

NSW police target a trucking company after their trucks were involved in a number of serious crashes.
NSW police target a trucking company after their trucks were involved in a number of serious crashes.

One truck was found to be speed non-compliant.

Acting Commander of the State's Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said the responsibility to manage fatigue and to have all vehicles compliant and safe to operate lies with heavy vehicle owners, operators and drivers.

"We will work with the Roads and Maritime Service to ensure the industry is meeting the safety standards expected of all operators," Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

Acting General Manager of Compliance Paul Hayes said vehicles operating with defective brakes or with seatbelts not properly secured poses a severe road safety risk to the driver and other road users.

"Roads and Maritime message is clear, drivers and operators must ensure that their vehicles are safe to use and are regularly serviced and maintained," Mr Hayes said.

"Heavy vehicles found with such serious safety faults will be removed from NSW roads until repairs are carried out and are reinspected for the safety of all road users."

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Topics:  defects fatigue breach heavy vehicle compliance police operation traffic infringement


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