Speeding hotspot grabs police interest

Police to focus on section of Newell Highway after three trucks detected speeding at same location over two days

September 10, 2013

Police in New South Wales will focus on a section of the Newell Highway in the State’s north after three trucks were caught speeding at the same location in 24 hours.

NSW Police says a B-double was caught on September 6 on the highway at Coonabarabran travelling 124km/h near the intersection of Warrumbungles Way.

About 1am on September 7 another B-double was travelling from Brisbane to Victoria when it was detected travelling at 124km/h at the same location.
Officers then pulled over a truck about 10pm on the same day after the rig hit 123km/h.

All drivers were issued with an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit. Each truck was also defected and grounded pending an inspection of their speed limiters.

Superintendent Stuart Smith says officers will be out patrolling to ensure speeding truck drivers are stopped.

"The fact that these three incidents occurred within 24 hours of each other on the same stretch of road is a concern to police," Smith says.

"The speed they were travelling at combined with the size of these heavy vehicles meant they posed a high risk of danger to other road users."

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