Robbie Katter is pushing for amendments to the fatigue laws.
Robbie Katter is pushing for amendments to the fatigue laws. Renee Albrecht

Katter MP pushes for fatigue law fixes

TRUCK drivers should only have two rules - don't drive fatigued and sleep seven hours a day.

That's what truckie Trevor Warner reckons.

"That's it, nothing else. Every other rule is only revenue. How can a driver be fatigued and can't drive if they just had a 10 hour sleep? All of this 72/84/144 hours doesn't cure fatigue," he said.

Trevor made the comments after Katter Queensland State Member and Traeger MP Robbie Katter said he would be fighting for amendments to the fatigue laws to make life easier for drivers carrying livestock in the drought.

Trevor said the only thing that cured fatigue was a "seven hour block of sleep".

Rusty Stirling said Mr Katter was "spot on" and it was "bloody time" someone started talking common sense.

"Lets home they get it through," he said.

Rachael Handock said she hoped he "got somewhere with it cause there are way too many deaths on the roads due to fatigue for truckies".

But Dave Mackay wished politicians would crack down on something else.

"Clamp down on (supermarkets) having drivers sitting around for hours waiting to get unloaded. That is more fatiguing than actually driving," he said.
 

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