Truck driver caught at 123km/h as breaches roll on in NSW

Investigations are continuing into alleged breaches by truck drivers in the state's south.

For the past five months, Operation Black Stream, a joint NSW Traffic Task Force and Roads and Maritime Services operation was conducted.

It focused on heavy vehicles to combat fatigue, speed, drugs, non-compliance incidents and other heavy vehicle defects at South Nowra.

About 7.40am yesterday (Friday 20 May, 2016), officers inspected six prime movers and six trailers.

As a result nine defect notices and seven traffic infringement notices were issued including three for speeding offences and three work diary offences.

Alleged breaches included two instances where, based on calculations, the truck has exceeded the speed limit and travelled approximately 123.8km/h and 114km/h in 100km/h speed zones.

Assistant Commissioner John Hartley said that heavy vehicle drivers, operators and owners have nowhere to hide when it comes to speeding on NSW roads.

"This operation shows that the Joint Traffic Taskforce will identify, track and prosecute those who speed in order to gain some sort of commercial advantage, Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.

"Sadly we have seen the tragic outcomes that result from heavy vehicle speeding, which has led to significant penalties for companies involved."

"With our technology, and capability, we will continue the focus on speeding trucks, in an effort to drive down the toll on NSW roads," he said.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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