Deadly crashes waiting to happen
Thousands of heavy vehicle drivers were found in breach of speed and fatigue regulations during the latest Operation AUSTRANS.
Operation AUSTRANS is an annual safety blitz, which this year ran from 18 May to 13 June and inspected 75,000 heavy vehicles. Police in Australia and New Zealand collaborated with other agencies to target heavy vehicle road transport safety.
Among the offences uncovered were 1076 major defects, including not speed limiting, and 574 trucks were caught speeding. The number of speeding offences is down on the 936 recorded the year before.
Some 1100 work diary offences related to failure to take required rest were also found. This is less than the 1383 offences recorded last year.
Drug driving tests caught out 154 drivers, who returned positive results.
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Published on 13 August 2015 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin enewsletter