NSW RMS and Hawkesbury HWP
NSW RMS and Hawkesbury HWP

Operation Merrett blitz focuses on trucks in Clarendon

DEFECT notices, seat belt and mobile phone fines and speed limiter not complying with standards were just some of the results of today's Operation Merrett.

The blitz focused on heavy vehicles in Clarendon and was run by the Hawkesbury Highway Patrol and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services.

Police said a total of 64 vehicles were stopped, with 21 defect notices and 12 infringements for various offences issued.

Police said all eight random drug tests returned negative results.

Three seat belt infringements were handed out, as well as two mobile phone fines, two oversize vehicles were issued infringements,  two vehicles had unsecure loads and one notice for speed limiter not complying with standards.

"Settings within the ECU allowed the heavy vehicle to travel at 109.52kph," read a statement about the blitz.

An infringement notice for a heavy vehicle being off prescribed route applicable to that class of vehicle was also issued.

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