Shiny bums hit the road to talk on new COR laws


South Australia will hold information sessions on chain of responsibility for speeding to educate the industry

November 19, 2008

Information sessions on new chain of responsibility laws for speed in South Australia will begin later this month to educate industry on its responsibilities.

Bureaucrats from the Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) will run free sessions spread out across South Australia before the laws take effect from February next year.

The laws will hold all parties in the supply chain accountable for managing speed and will work similar to chain of responsibility for mass.

"The new laws don’t change the speed rules that apply to drivers, they just increase the responsibility of everyone involved in the transport of goods and passengers to ensure they do all they can to prevent speeding," a letter from the DTEI to trucking operators reads.

The DTEI says the sessions will give operators a practical overview of the laws and allow them to ask questions.

The first sessions will be held at Ceduna on November 23 before moving to Port Lincoln the next day.

Two sessions will be held on November 25, the first at Port Augusta and the second at Clare.

Berri Town Hall and the Murray Bridge Community Club will each host a session on November 26 before another two sessions are held on December 2 at Regency Park.

Another session will be held the following day at Mt Gambier, with Regency Park to host the final two sessions on December 4.

Operators will need to register online or by contacting the DTEI to attend the sessions.

Those interested can register here or fax the department on 08 8343 2939.

The DTEI can also be contacted on 1300 109 933 or via email.


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