Truckie busted for driving unregistered, defective B-double


A truck driver will front a NSW court next month for allegedly operating an unregistered and extremely defective B-double

May 21, 2012

A truck driver will front a NSW court next month for allegedly operating an unregistered and extremely defective B-double.

NSW Police and officers from the Roads and Maritime Services stopped the 41-year-old man on the Pacific Highway at the weekend for an inspection.

NSW Police says the prime mover was unregistered, had badly worn tyres along with major oil and air leaks.

"Both trailers were checked over and found to have faulty brakes and a total of 12 bald tyres. Inspectors also found the load of watermelons was not properly secured," a statement from NSW Police says.

The man from Young will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on June 4 charged with using an unsafe vehicle.

Authorities also issued infringement notices for use of an unregistered vehicle, using a vehicle with expired registration labels, failing to provide a copy of a work diary page within 21 days and breaching dimension requirements.

The man was pulled over as part of Operation Dusty 3, which is targeting speed, fatigue and mechanical defects in the trucking industry in the Ballina and Tweed Heads areas.

"By demonstrating this sort of lack of personal responsibility, truck drivers not only place themselves in grave danger but pose a very real threat to other road users," NSW Police Superintendent Stuart Smith says.

"Traffic and highway patrol officers, with the assistance of RMS inspectors, will continue to target such offences to bolster road safety."

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