Blitz fails to get truckies

Despite saturating the roads with a range of enforcement measures, police fail to catch fatigued truckies

By Samantha Freestone | March 29, 2010

No truck drivers were charged during NSW pre-Easter blitz despite hundreds of motorists being issued with various fines.

The operation—made up of highway patrol cars, motorbikes, covert units and alcohol and drug tests—targeted motorists and fatigued truck drivers.

"There don’t appear to be any major incidents relating to trucks or heavy vehicles," a police spokesperson says.

But other motorists were not so lucky, with 415 drivers booked for speeding and eight motorists charged with drink-driving.

A total of 783 motorists were issued traffic infringement notices.

The 48-hour operation, which also included a plane, was conducted from midnight on Friday March 26 until midnight last night.

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