Trucks targeted in police operation

9th March 2017 8:47 AM
HIGHWAY PATROL: Police have defected a truck and fined the driver as a part of Operation Impact. HIGHWAY PATROL: Police have defected a truck and fined the driver as a part of Operation Impact.

THE NSW Highway Patrol are currently targeting trucks as part of Operation Impact. 

Officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol, Joint Traffic Task Force, fined a driver Wednesday as part of their focus on heavy vehicle enforcement.  

Officers stopped a Kenworth Tipper truck and spoke with the 68-year-old driver on the Newell Highway as part of the operation.   

While inspecting the truck, police state a download of the trucks engine control module identified a non compliant speed limiter, allowing it to travel to a maximum speed of 150km/h.  

As a result, the driver of the truck was issued with an infringement notice for having a non compliant speed limiter.   The truck was issued a major defect, grounding the vehicle.  

Acting Commander of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said the NSW Police Force will continue to target heavy vehicles as part of the operation.   

"The Joint Traffic Task Force will continue to be out in force, targeting those within the trucking industry who break the law," he said. 

"If you drive the truck, you are responsible for making sure its road worthy and complies with vehicle standards.  

"Before you start you journey, make sure your truck is up to scratch, otherwise we will" said Assistant Commissioner Corboy.