Motorists reminded to be smarter around trucks

NSW Police reminds motorists to pay attention around trucks after a car is crushed while trying to overtake a B-double

Motorists reminded to be smarter around trucks
Motorists reminded to be smarter around trucks
August 14, 2013

New South Wales Police has put the onus on motorists to be more careful around trucks after a car was crushed while attempting to overtake a B-double.

The heavy vehicle was travelling north on the Berowra exit ramp of the F3, toward the Windy Banks interchange, on August 7 when a motorist overtook the truck on the left in an attempt to get past it.

The car was crushed between the truck and a nearby cement barrier. No one was injured during the incident. The 63-year-old car driver was issued an infringement for overtaking to the left of a vehicle.

"Trucks and heavy vehicles travelling on our roads have a number of limits when turning or coming to a stop. Cars attempting to overtake turning heavy vehicles are not only breaking the law but putting themselves at great risk of a serious crash," NSW Police Superintendent Stuart Smith says.

"Heavy vehicles don’t have the ability to stop suddenly and so a car attempting to overtake them or stopping suddenly in front of them are at risk of a collision."

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