Truckies asked to slow down

PRIME mover operators are reminded to slow down and drive to conditions after a truck driver was clocked travelling 26 km/h over the speed limit in New South Wales' west on Monday.

About 12.25am, police attached to Coonabarabran Highway Patrol were conducting speed checks on the Newell Highway near Warkton when they detected a B-Double travelling at 126km/h in a 100km/h sign-posted zone.

Police stopped the 44-year-old male driver from Queensland without incident, and he was issued with a LIDAR Infringement Notice. Due to the vehicle involved being a heavy vehicle and speed limited, a minor defect notice was also issued.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said they will continue to work with Roads and Maritime Services to address speed manipulation and tampering across the heavy vehicle industry in order to prevent fatal and serious injury crashes on the state's roads.

Last year, heavy vehicles were involved in 75 fatalities.

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