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Rest area death trap

A dangerous truck parking bay snapped by driver Brendon Carlson
A dangerous truck parking bay snapped by driver Brendon Carlson Brendon Carlson

WHILE enforcement agencies hammer truckies in the name of safety, councils and state bodies escape liability with death traps like this rest area, picked up by driver Brendon Carlson.

Near the Victorian town of Skipton, imagine being loaded and tired at two in the morning, pulling in to this one - disaster!

Even though it is signed as a rest area, the access is totally inappropriate and the gravel dumped there for some future upgrade could mean a very nasty rollover.

There is no signage saying the rest area is closed.

Brendon shared the photos with Big Rigs and said he wouldn't have been able to use the bay if he was fatigued.

"Even though there are towns nearby, it's not good enough," he said.

"Fatigued drivers should not have to be pushed to find another bay."

A dangerous truck parking bay snapped by driver Brendon Carlson
A dangerous truck parking bay snapped by driver Brendon Carlson Brendon Carlson

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