Date PostedAugust 25, 2017

Driver Fined After Close Call on South Eastern Freeway

A truckie has been fined for breaking driving laws on the South Eastern Freeway through the Adelaide Hills, according to a post on BigRigs.com.au.

It was reported that traffic police noticed the B-Double truck on the freeway at the tollgate with smoky brakes, disobeying the use of low-gear sign.

The truck was stopped at the Portrush Road intersection and officers discovered brake temperatures were between 210C and 270C.

Both the truck and trailers were found to be defected and police are now investigating the trucking company for vehicle maintenance issues.

The driver of the vehicle, a 21 year old driver from Queensland, was also fined for disobeying the use of the low gear sign and breach of load restraints.

This incident is one of several that occurs on the busy road daily, prompting authorities to crack down on heavy vehicles along the freeway. Around 640,000 truck drivers travel along the stretch of freeway annually.

This incident is one example of why the state government is introducing new laws which will include harsh fines and even imprisonment for dangerous driving.

 

Read more at https://www.bigrigs.com.au/news/driver-fined-after-close-call-south-eastern-freewa/3209476/

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