This blitz targeted both trucks and cars.
This blitz targeted both trucks and cars.

Police focus on trucks and cars in latest blitz

LESS than 50 infringements were issued to drivers after a blitz last week by New South Wales Police's Traffic Task Force.

The blitz, from June 17 to 21, targeted heavy vehicle non-compliance and heavy vehicle fatalities.

Whilst patrolling Port Macquarie, police arrested a 35-year-old man who was driving a light vehicle for drug offences.

Over the period of tests at the Jones Island Heavy Vehicle Inspection Station, police said they did 578 random breath tests (328 heavy vehicle and 250 motor vehicles) and 204 drug tests which returned three tests positive to methamphetamine and cannabis.

Police said 275 heavy vehicle compliance checks were carried out, and of those 87 ECM downloads were conducted with three being non-compliant, one unable to connect and two that were able to travel at 104.7km and 108.4km.

Of the 47 infringements handed out to drivers, three were ECM non-compliance fines and eight were heavy vehicle charges relating to critical hours breach, severe hours breach and minor hours breaches.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Chief Inspector Phil Brooks said in terms of heavy vehicle fatal crashes in the last 12 months, there were three more crashes (58) and two less deaths (63).

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