Speeding B-double driver loses his licence

VicRoads issues warning to trucking industry after suspending the licence of a B-double driver caught speeding

January 17, 2012

A B-double driver has lost his licence for one month after VicRoads nabbed him speeding on the Calder Freeway.

And in a warning to the trucking industry, the department says the route is under close scrutiny after a number of heavy vehicle drivers have been caught speeding.

Transport officers detected the driver travelling 36km/h above the 100km/h speed limit last week near Taradale. As well as losing his licence, the 31-year-old lost four demerit points and was fined $855.

In a separate incident, VicRoads detained a fuel tanker after the driver was nabbed travelling at 138km/h in the same location.

"This area of the Calder Freeway is regularly patrolled by VicRoads and the police," VicRoads Regional Director Mal Kersting says.

"VicRoads’ Transport Safety Service vehicles are equipped with both laser and radar speed detection devices and officers are fully trained in their use."

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