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Truckie fined after getting stuck at Wolloomooloo Tuesday

A TRUCK driver has been issued with two infringement notices after his oversize truck became stuck and caused traffic delays at Woolloomooloo on Tuesday.

Shortly after 9am (Tuesday 23 February 2016), a heavy vehicle measuring over 18 metres long became stuck attempting to turn right into Sir John Young Cres.

Poilce allege the vehicle attempted to turn contrary to signs indicating that vehicles over 12 metres long were required to take a detour.

They say the incident caused significant traffic delays whilst the driver removed the truck, which eventually followed the detour and drove off.

Police from the Joint Traffic Task Force investigated the matter and as a result of those investigations, the 49-year-old alleged driver was issued with infringement notices for unreasonably obstruct the path of driver/pedestrian and disobey no truck sign (length).

Superintendent Stuart Smith of NSWPF Traffic and Highway Patrol, said police would continue to target those who disrupt other road users by disobeying over-height and oversize warnings.

"Police will continue to work closely with the trucking industry to ensure trucking companies adequately train and inform their drivers about the importance of knowing their routes, and any possible hazards of this nature, before getting behind the wheel."

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Topics:  fine, police investigation, transport, trucking, truck stuck


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