Driver admitted to tampering with speed limiter: NSW Police


Police to comb over truckie's driving history after he allegedly admitted to tampering with a B-double's speed limiter

October 17, 2012

Police will comb over the driving history of a truck driver who allegedly admitted to tampering with a B-double’s speed limiter to allow it to exceed 100km/h.

New South Wales Police stopped the B-double on the Newell Highway yesterday just after 12.30pm after officers detected the vehicle travelling at 125km/h.

"When the officers stopped the 33-year-old driver, he allegedly admitted to tampering with the speed limiting device," a statement from NSW Police says.

"Officers issued the driver with a defect notice and will continue their investigations into the history and traffic record of the driver."

Officers also nabbed another B-double travelling at 112km/h on the Hume Highway shortly before 6pm yesterday. The driver was handed an infringement notice.

Superintendent Stuart Smith says the actions of both drivers amount to "gross negligence".

"The joint heavy vehicle taskforce continues to identify and prosecute those that deliberately tamper with speed limiting devices for the benefit of road safety for all NSW road users," Smith says.

The taskforce brings together NSW Police and the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). It has conducted a number of operations this year targeting heavy vehicle speeding and overloading.

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