NSW police 'unable' to provide details of blitz results


Police spokesperson says it is not possible to outline details of defects at this stage

NSW police 'unable' to provide details of blitz results
Police are yet to share details of the notices issued.

 

NSW police is "not able" to provide details of the defect notices issued during Operation Rolling Thunder last week, a spokesperson tells ATN.

The operation, which was termed the "largest ever" heavy vehicle blitz, was carried out by NSW police traffic & highway patrol and Roads & Maritime Services (RMS), with the assistance of Victorian, Queensland, ACT, and South Australian police forces.

NSW police had earlier reported that more than 2,000 defect notices were issued following inspection of over 5,000 heavy vehicles.

The spokesperson states that it is not possible at this stage to share the details of the range of offences, including the number of defect notices issued and the exact number of vehicles inspected.

However, the spokesperson tells ATN that the results of the truck safety blitz could lead to audits of certain operators and raids at particular depots in the near future.

While the operation was carried out with help from other state police forces, the spokesperson says the blitz was mainly "NSW centric", with focus on vehicles entering and leaving the state.

As a result, police from other states will not have the details of the statistics, the spokesperson says.

The response comes a week after the one-day blitz and amidst criticism of the approach to safety and compliance issues that surfaced at the time and continued today.

 

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