Nine defect notices issued in NSW truck blitz

NSW police and RMS inspectors 3 Police and RMS inspectors inspect a heavy vehicle during Op Carter 2. NSW police and RMS inspectors 3
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Second truck blitz in Mount Ousley in under two months


Five infringement and nine defect notices were issued for various offences during a five-hour heavy vehicle inspection at Mount Ousley, New South Wales last week.

Twenty-one trucks and trailers were inspected by the NSW joint traffic taskforce, which includes NSW Traffic & Highway Patrol Command and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) inspectors, during Operation Carter 2 on Thursday.

The officers also found two out of the seven inspected electronic speed limiter downloads to be non-compliant.

The blitz targeted truck and dog heavy vehicles travelling on the Princes Highway between 9am and 2pm.

The vehicles were taken to the Unanderra heavy vehicle inspection station for further examination.

Assistant commissioner Michael Corboy says the inspection was in the wake of truck crashes in Mt Ousley over the past two months.

He says the police will "continue these types of operations to ensure trucks are safe and compliant.

"Especially on a wet day, when trucks become most dangerous, the results of the operation highlight the importance in getting dangerous and defective trucks off the road.

"In one day we found nine trucks with defects, including two with non-compliant speed limiters allowing speeds over 100kph, and others with faulty brakes and engine leaks.

"There are far too many defective trucks on the road, and it is not good enough.

"We make no apologies for defecting or grounding trucks that put other people’s lives at risk on our roads."

Thursday’s inspection follows NSW joint traffic taskforce’s November edition, Operation Carter, that also ran in response to a string of accidents at Mt Ousley.

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