Truck grounded after driver caught speeding


Young truck driver fined and truck grounded for "completely unacceptable" speeding offence on the Hume Highway

September 24, 2012

A young truck driver has been hit with infringement notices and his truck grounded after he was caught travelling almost 30km/h over the speed limit on the Hume Highway.

New South Wales Police detected the truck at Albury, near the border of Victoria and NSW, travelling at 129km/h on September 21 about 11.20pm.

The 23-year-old male truck driver was issued with infringement notices for exceeding the speed limit over 20 km/h and not completing work diary entries. The vehicle was immediately grounded and the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will conduct further inspections.

"This type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and we will use all our police powers to stamp it out," Police Superintendent Stuart Smith says.

"We will continue to work with the RMS to ensure that trucking companies are complying with all road standards."

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