The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has welcomed the recent highly visible crackdown on truck safety issues carried out recently in NSW.
The operation was carried out by police and NSW Road and Maritime Services and involved safety checks on hundreds of trucks operating on roads and highways across the state.
NHVR Regulatory Compliance and Assurance Director Tony Martin telling us the operation is likely to be replicated in other states and territories.
“The NHVR is coordinating efforts this week to focus on fatigue and vehicle roadworthiness,”
“Better coordination and focus on heavy vehicle compliance efforts across the country is delivering a more consistent approach to enforcement and better safety outcomes for all road users.
“Assisting drivers and operators to better manage fatigue and vehicle roadworthiness has been a significant part of the NHVR’s safety program in recent months.
“Over 11 days last September, officers from road transport agencies, Police and WorkSafe from Queensland, NSW, ACT, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia inspected 5164 vehicles and drivers’ work diaries across 20 sites.
“Officers found 306 fatigue issues and 311 mechanical issues, indicating 94 per cent compliance across the operation.”
Are these rolling blitzes useful? Or is there another way that authorities can drive home the road safety message?
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