NSW details crackdown legal action


NSW Roads and Maritime Service had given a rundown of the legal actions facing the four companies involved in a series of raids and other operations in the past three months. <br /><br /> In all, 1,027 court attendance notices (CANs) under the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2005 legislation were issued to individuals and companies related to Damorange, Scott's Transport Industries, Fred’s Transport and Lennon's Transport Services.

By Rob McKay | May 15, 2012

NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)
has given a rundown of the legal actions facing the four transport companies involved in a series of raids and other operations in the past three months.

In all, 1,027 court attendance notices (CANs) under the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2005 legislation were issued to individuals and companies related to Damorange, Scott's Transport Industries, Fred’s Transport and Lennon's Transport Services.

Of those, 736 related to c156(3) Duty to ensure offences are not committed, 223 related to s178(c156(3)) Liability of directors, partners, employers and others for offences by bodies corporate, partnerships, associations and employees, 23 were for s69C Vehicles to be speed limited and 45 were for s178(s69C).

A spokesman for Damorange says it is business as usual for the company though the legal fees are onerous.

Damorange and Fred’s Interstate Transport were the subject of raids and inspections in late March.

Fred’s Managing Director Danny Borg last week castigated NSW authorities over the way this year’s crackdown has unfolded, accusing them of engaging in stunts and dragging reputations through the mud.

NSW Police and RMS are unapologetic, with the Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, reiterating that they will continue to jointly "combat the dangers of speed, fatigue and non-compliance within the industry".

It is understood the Lennons’s, the subject of the first raid, has been advised not to comment due to the legal action.

Recent requests for comment to Scott’s Transport Industries have failed gain a response.

The breakdown of the alleged offences is:

 

Damorange Pty Limited – Total: 276

Company - clause 156(3) - 190 CANs

Lawrence Splatt - section 178(c156(3)) - 190 CANs

Scott Splatt - section 178(c156(3)) - 56 CANs

Lawrence Splatt - section 178(s69C) - 10 CANs

Scott Splatt - section 178(s69C) - 20 CANs

 

Scott's Transport Industries Pty Limited – Total: 263

Company - clause 156(3) - 263 CANs

Raymond Scott - section 178(c156(3)) - 165 CANs

Zena Winser - section 178(c156(3) - 12 CANs

Bruce Grubb - section 178(c156(3) - 74 CANs

Company - section 69C - 18 CANs

Raymond Scott - section 178(s69C) - 6 CANs

Zena Winser - section 178(s69C) - 6 CANs

 

Zaens Pty Limited t/as Lennon's Transport Services – Total: 251

Company - section 156(3) - 215 CANs

Anthony Lennon - section 178(c156(3) - 30 CANs

Company - section 69C - 3 CANs

Anthony Lennon - section 178(s69C) - 3 CANs

 

The following five companies trade under Fred’s Transport

Dranmore Pty Limited – Total: 10

Company - section 156(3) - 5 CANs

Frederick Borg - section 178(c156(3) - 5 CANs

 

Laudrup Pty Limited – Total: 59

Company - clause 156(3) - 59 CANs

Grant Borg - section 178(c156(3) - 39 CANs

Danny Borg - section 178(c156(3) 20 CANs

 

G.E. & D.C. Hommes Proprietary Limited – Total: 65

Company - clause 156(3) - 50 CANs

Danny Borg - section 178(c156(3) - 15 CANs

 

Roadmaster Driving Tutorial Pty Limited – Total: 87

Company - clause 156(3) - 64 CANs

Frederick Borg - section 178(c156(3) - 15 CANs

Company - section 69C - 4 CANs

Frederick Borg - section 178(s69C) - 4 CANs

 

Eezee Nominees Proprietary Limited – Total: 16

Company - clause 156(3) - 8 CANs

32. Frederick Borg - section 178(c156(3) - 8 CANs

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