Police catch speeding truckies

TWO truck drivers have been fined, and their vehicles defected, after they were caught speeding in the Southern Highlands.At 1.10am Friday officers attached to Goulburn Traffic and Highway Patrol were performing stationary speed enforcement duties on the Hume Highway near Gunning when they spotted a B-double truck heading south at speed.Officers clocked the truck travelling at 124km/h – 24km/h above the 100km/h speed limit for B-double.Officers stopped the truck and issued the 30-year-old driver with a $463 infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 20km/h.Police also issued a defect notice for the truck’s speed limiter to be inspected within seven days.Twelve hours later, officers noticed another B-double truck speeding along the same stretch of road.A check of the vehicle’s speed returned a reading of 129km/h. The truck was stopped by officers and its driver, a 47-year-old man, was issued with a $463 infringement notice.The truck was also defected, with its speed limiter to be inspected within seven days.Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s operations manager, Superintendent Stuart Smith, is concerned that a small minority of heavy vehicle drivers are continuing to flout the law, despite recent crackdowns by police and the Roads and Maritime Services on unsafe practices within the trucking industry.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.