South Australia doubles up on crackdowns

In an echo of their NSW councterparts, SA Police pledge that compliance operations will continue and companies will face heat

November 19, 2012

New South Wales may be the most high-profile state for truck compliance crackdowns but South Australian road authorities have been busy too.

Hot on the heels of targeting the Adelaide Produce Market last week, police from the Heavy Vehicle Enforcement Group conducted an operation around Regency Park.

The action resulted in12 infringement notices being issued to drivers as well as the companies involved for a range of offences after 12 vehicles were inspected.

Eight defect notices were also issued for failing to comply with speed limiting requirements, brakes, suspension and rust.

"It is disappointing that such a high percentage of trucks stopped had either defects, were not complying with the relevant legislation or both," Senior Sergeant Uellendahl, the acting officer in charge of the Traffic Operations Section, says.

"The companies involved were issued with fines as they are also responsible for compliance.

"Further Operations such as these will be conducted in the future."

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