The NSW joint traffic taskforce consisting of NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Command and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) conducted an inspection recently at Mount Ousley, NSW. The operation resulted in inspectors issuing 5 infringement and 9 defect notices within a 5 hour period.
The operation, called Operation Carter, was prompted by a number of crashes in the area over the last 2 months.
During the operation, 21 trucks and trailers were examined by officers and two out of seven inspected electronic speed limiter downloads were found to be non-compliant.
Assistant commissioner Michael Corboy said police would continue with their operations to ensure trucks were safe and compliant, particularly on wet days when trucks are the most dangerous. He said that the results of the operation highlight the importance of getting dangerous, defective heavy vehicles off the road.
In a single day, inspectors found 9 trucks with defects including 2 non-compliant speed limiters. They also found faulty brakes and engine leaks.