Truck caught speeding on tampered limiter
A TRUCKING company is being audited by police after one of its vehicles was caught speeding with a tampered limiter for the third time.
Officers were patrolling near the New South Wales-Queensland border when they spotted the truck at about 7:05pm on Thursday.
Police allege it was travelling at 132km/h in the 100km/h heavy vehicle zone on the Newell Highway at Boggabilla.
The 39-year-old male driver was stopped by officers, who said the speed limiter had been tampered with to disarm the speed sensors and allow it to travel at excessive speed.
Police allege the truck had been in similar circumstances this year and in 2008.
It was also alleged that officers found a number of false entries in the driver’s log book.
The truck was subsequently given a defect notice and grounded by police while investigations are conducted into the alleged speed tampering offences.
“The truck and the company involved will now be the subject of an audit by the Joint Heavy Vehicle Task Force in order to determine whether or not this is a common practice throughout their fleet,” Inspector Phillip Brooks says in a statement.
Inspector Brooks says a truck going at such speeds was extremely dangerous not only to the driver but also for all road users.