Driver fined for truck capable of 134.9km/h

The NSW police have issued notices to a Victorian driver for allegedly avoiding speed limiting requirements

Driver fined for truck capable of 134.9km/h
A Victorian truck inspected by NSW Police on the Sturt Highway. Image source: NSW Police.


As part of Operation Impact, New South Wales police have issued a defect notice for a truck allegedly capable of reaching speeds of 134.9km/h.

Registered in Victoria, the truck was stopped on the Sturt Highway, south of Hay.

Upon inspection of the vehicle’s engine control module download, it was allegedly found to contravene the 100km/h speed limit for heavy vehicles.

"Those that drive, operate, service, or load trucks are all accountable," NSW Traffic & Highway Patrol Command assistant commissioner John Hartley says.

"Trucks are speed limited in order to protect those drivers, and other road users. In the event of a heavy braking situation, trucks with non-compliant speed limiters simply won't stop in time, disabling other safety features."

"I would urge those involved in the management of heavy vehicle fleets, and those that drive their own trucks, to ensure that engine control modules are set within correct limits," he says.

The 46-year-old driver was handed a defect notice and an infringement notice for "use heavy vehicle contravening speed limiter standards" totalling $640.

NSW police didn’t provide any reasons behind the inspection, nor whether the vehicle was speeding before the inspection took place.



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