SA Govt draft: Truckies must use low gear or face jail time

TRUCK drivers who fail to engage low gear when descending the South Eastern Freeway in the Adelaide Hills could be jailed under legislation the South Australian Government is drafting.

Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan said the Government was responding to coronial recommendations over the deaths of two men in separate cases when trucks going down the freeway got out of control.

"We've had incidents, some of which have been catastrophic - some of which have been close-run accidents where damage or casualty or death has been avoided - that have involved unroadworthy trucks," he said.

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