BEING fined once for having a non-compliant speed limiter was not enough to stop one truckie breaking the law a second time.
The next month, he was caught again with a dodgy limiter – and at the same location.
Police yesterday morning released details of the second incident that happened at Jugiong on Saturday afternoon and spoke out against speeding trucks.
Acting Traffic and Highway Patrol Operations Manager, Acting Superintendent Simon Maund, said Gundagai Highway Patrol police stopped the south-bound B-Double truck about 3.30pm when its speed was clocked at 122km/h in a 110km/h zone.
The 55-year-old South Australian driver was given a ticket for exceeding the heavy vehicle speed limit by more than 20km/h.
“The truck was issued with a defect notice for an alleged non-compliant speed limiter,” Superintendent Maund said.
“Checks revealed the truck had been booked for the same offence on September 3.”
Police nabbed another truck for speeding (119km/h) and having a non-complaint speed limiter earlier in the day.
In another incident in the Gundagai area on Saturday, an 11-tonne rental truck was caught doing 126km/h.
And at 1am yesterday, a 58-year-old Yarrawonga truck driver was given tickets for speeding along the Hume Highway at Mundarlo (127km/h) and for having a non-compliant speed limiter.
“It’s disappointing that truck owners and drivers still don’t appear to be getting the message that speeding in heavy vehicles is not only extremely dangerous, but against the law,” Superintendent Maund said.
The number of trucks caught with non-compliant limiters in the Riverina since the beginning of September that The Daily Advertiser is aware of is now 10, including three in recent days.
All offending vehicles have been caught in the first instance for speeding.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Acting Assistant Commissioner, Stuart Smith, said the joint heavy vehicle taskforce would continue to focus on speed tampering and non-compliance.