SARTA Questions Police Blitz Stats

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The South Australian Road Transport Association (SARTA) has expressed concern and rejection of the SA Police refusal to furnish a total number of trucks stopped in the Dry Creek compliance blitz recently.

While police were able to give the total number of infringements, they rejected requests for the total number of vehicles pulled over, so gauging any real problems or progress is difficult.

In an article on, ATN said this number would give an indication of how the industry was faring with regards to compliance.

SARTA Director says the refusal to supply the statistics requested are an attempt to avoid a response from him that the stats show a very low level of concerns within trucking.

He said the police would have “trumpeted” any real problems instead of keeping the stats hidden, indicating that problems are probably at a very low level.