Traffic Task Force crack down on heavy vehicle compliance, NSW

Officers from Traffic Task Force conducted a joint operation targeting heavy-vehicle compliance in Sydney’s west yesterday (Thursday 29 August 2018), NSW Police say.

At about 4:30am on Tuesday 28 August 2018, a B-Double truck heading north along the M1 Motorway, lost control and crashed into the road guardrail and caught fire near Cooranbong.

No one was injured however; the cabin of the truck was destroyed by fire.

As a result of the incident, Traffic Task Force officers, assisted by inspectors from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), attended a transport distribution centre in Erskine Park about 6:30am where a heavy-vehicle compliance audit was conducted.

The operation saw nearly 60 vehicles inspected.

A total of 16 defects were issued by RMS Inspectors, one of which pertained to major defects regarding oil leaks.

Police issued 11 infringements notices in relation to the operation, eight for infringements of the National Driver Work Diary requirements and three traffic infringements were issued for contravening heavy vehicle standards.

Police also conducted 33 random breath tests, searched numerous vehicles and conducted seven Electronic Control Module downloads, which all were found to be compliant.

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