THE lads and ladies in blue have been busy this week in NSW attending a number of incidents across the state.
From spills to load fails the NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol seem to have been there to catch it all.
A TRUCK and trailer travelling North along Moorebank Ave, had a bit of a spill Thursday.
Police allege the heavy vehicle took a corner to fast at the intersection of Newbridge Rd.
In doing so the trailer tipped over snapping away from the turn table on the truck and losing all its load.
Police from the Joint Traffic Task Force and Liverpool HWP attended.
Long traffic delays impacted the area leaving one lane closed on both Newbridge Rd and Moorebank Ave for close to six hours.
Police downloaded the ECM on truck and found it to be non compliant as it was capable of doing 108km/h.
The driver, charged with a number of offences including negligent driving, and non compliant loading has been given notice to appear in court.
Company issued penalty notice for non compliant speedometer.
BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE:
A RIGID was caught on Old Bathurst Road earlier this week, closing the road in both directions. The vehicle, unable to be moved by the driver caused road closures in both directions. The male driver is expected to face Penrith Local Court next month.
LOAD FAIL :
POLICE stopped a white Toyota van travelling south at 100kph along the Hume Highway, Campbelltown October 14th after they spotted its load protruding out the back.
Police say the load which was not secured ran the risk of falling out onto the roadway.
Upon further inspection of the vehicle it was revealed that the driver had obstructed the registration plate preventing it from being clearly seen.
The driver was issued two infringements for unsecured load $439 and 3 demerit points and obstructed number plate $439 and 3 demerit points.
MONDAY Police conducted a compliance inspection at a road transport company involved in a fatal crash near Berrima over the weekend.
The 63 year old driver involved in the incident was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving occasioning death.
During the operation a joint Traffic Task Force comprising of officers from NSW Police Traffic & Highway Patrol with the assistance of Roads and Maritime Inspectors, inspected 21 trucks and trailers.
Police uncovered a single major defect notice and a range of minor defects including oil leaks, inoperative lights, and worn tyres.
A driver was issued a field court attendance notice for work diary offences, and Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, said Joint Traffic Task Force operations are run to save lives of all road users.
"As a result of a fatal crash near Berrima over the weekend, officers from the Joint Traffic Task Force inspected a trucking company in Ingleburn this morning.
"This morning's operation serves as a reminder to any trucking company that our officers will respond to any major crash and go over their trucks, their books and processes with a fine-tooth comb.
"We make no apologies for conducting these types of operations in order to make all road users safe from dangerous trucks," Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.
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