A fatal road crash on July 26 on the Pacific Highway at Nabiac has prompted a 5 day long compliance operation by state police during which officers inspected more than 150 heavy vehicles.
A fatal collision for which police are now preparing a report to the Coroner, led to the compliance operation. The collision led to the death of a 38 year garbage truck driver when his vehicle collided with a B-Double. The driver of the B-Double was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries.
Police embarked on the inspection of heavy vehicles between August 12 and 16 on the Pacific Highway at Jones Island. The operation was conducted by officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Traffic Task Force, local police districts, and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) NSW inspectors.
NSW Police said in a statement that they had issued 72 traffic infringement notices. Defects were issued for tyres, number plate, oil leaks, and work diary offences as well as non-complaint electronic control modules (ECM).
Police also conducted 132 random drug tests, which one driver tested positive to for methamphetamine.
7 Court Attendance Notices were issued for problems ranging from fatigue breaches to recording false information in a work diary.