NSW police are blitzing trucks in the greater Sydney area and have warned truckies to slow down after three were caught speeding last Friday.
NSW police are blitzing trucks in the greater Sydney area and have warned truckies to slow down after three were caught speeding last Friday. Sarah Harvey

Police warn truckies to slow down

POLICE have warned truckies to slow down saying speeding will not be tolerated on New South Wales roads.

This comes after three truck drivers were caught speeding last Friday.

Police have also announced they will conduct Operation Steel 3 throughout the greater Sydney area, targeting heavy vehicles for load restraint compliance, vehicle standards and speeding.

The operation started at 6am today and will run through until 9pm tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

Operations Commander of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Superintendent Stuart Smith, said there was very little room for error with crashes involving heavy vehicles and they were far more likely to be serious.

"We cannot and will not tolerate speeding on NSW roads, especially not by heavy vehicles," he said.

"All too often we witness the shocking tragedy one speeding truck can cause."

The warning comes as three trucks were caught last Friday (April 12) exceeding the NSW state-wide truck speed limit of 100km/h.

Police say the first incident occurred just after midnight when police detected a prime mover truck allegedly travelling at 121km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Hume Hwy at Jugiong.

The second incident occurred at 8.10am when a B-double truck was caught allegedly travelling at 123km/h on the Hume Hwy at Kyeamba.

And the third incident occurred at 8.25am when a B-double prime mover was allegedly detected travelling at 120kph on the Newell Hwy, Warkton near the Hickeys Falls rest area.

"Heavy vehicles make up only three per cent of vehicle registrations and seven per cent of kilometres travelled by NSW vehicles; however they are involved in almost 20 per cent of road fatalities," Supt Smith said.

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