A truck driver has been caught speeding and police allege he tampered with his speed limiter.
A truck driver has been caught speeding and police allege he tampered with his speed limiter. Sarah Harvey

Speeding truckie in trouble for tampering

A TRUCK driver has been issued with an infringement notice and his truck has been defected, after being stopped by police in New South Wales' south.

About 10.55pm on Thursday March 7, police allegedly detected a b-double truck travelling at 129km/h in a 100km/h zone in Tarcutta.

Officers attached to the Albury Traffic and Highway Patrol Command stopped the driver and conducted an inspection of the vehicle.

It has been alleged that the truck's speed limiter was tampered with.

The driver, aged 49, was issued with a traffic infringement notice for speeding and his vehicle was defected.

Superintendent Stuart Smith, Operations Commander of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, said this should act as a warning to other drivers who continue to break the rules.

"This is a prime example of the work Traffic and HWP officers are now doing," he said.

"This behaviour within the industry continues to occur despite the Joint Heavy Vehicle Taskforce targeting over 4,000 trucks believed to be involved in speeding practices."

"If a truck is detected speeding, it will be grounded at the roadside and heavy penalties will apply," said Superintendent Smith said.

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