Police reminder as three trucks caught exceeding 100km/h

New South Wales Police issues another warning to trucking industry following three speeding incidents on the one day

April 16, 2013

New South Wales Police is continuing its push to keep speeding trucks in the spotlight, issuing another warning to the heavy vehicle industry in the wake of three incidents on the one day.

Officers caught three truck drivers on April 12 exceeding the 100km/h speed limit for heavy vehicles in NSW.

The first incident occurred just after midnight when police detected a prime mover allegedly travelling at 121km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Hume Highway at Jugiong.

The second incident occurred at 8.10am when a B-double was caught allegedly travelling at 123km/h on the Hume Highway at Kyeamba.

The third incident occurred at 8.25am when a B-double was allegedly detected travelling at 120km/h on the Newell Highway at Warkton, near the Hickeys Falls rest area.

"We cannot and will not tolerate speeding on NSW roads, especially not by heavy vehicles," Superintendent Stuart Smith says.

"All too often we witness the shocking tragedy one speeding truck can cause.

"Heavy vehicles make up only 3 percent of vehicle registrations and 7 percent of kilometres travelled by NSW vehicles. However, they are involved in almost 20 percent of road fatalities."

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