Police blitz speeding trucks on the Hume

Police warn of 'horrendous consequences' as officers nab three speeding trucks on the Hume in the space of two hours

February 7, 2013

Police in New South Wales have grounded three trucks in the space of two hours for exceeding the speed limit on the Hume Highway.

Officers from NSW Police’s highway patrol detected a B-double travelling at 120km/h at Kyeamba about 9.25pm yesterday. Officers in Goulburn then busted another B-double for travelling at 122km/h about 10.20pm.

About 11.10pm, police detected a semi-trailer travelling at 132 km/h at Tarcutta.

All drivers were issued speeding infringements and their trucks were grounded and defected. The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will now inspect the trucks for evidence of speed limiter tampering.

"We do not tolerate speeding on NSW roads, especially not by heavy vehicles," Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith says.

"Truckies need to be made aware that tampering with their speed limiter and breaking the law can have horrendous consequences. Not only could you lose your licence and job, you could end up in a jail cell or, worse yet, in a morgue."

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