Coonabarabran police on patrol on the Newel Hwy south of Coonabarabran yesterday afternoon pulled over a truck detected at 118 kmh by radar. The truck had initially been detected at 125 kmh. The driver, when questioned by police, said that the B Double’s brakes were not correctly adjusted and he couldn’t control the truck’s speed.

Police issued the driver with a Major Defect Notice for the truck, pending a mechanical inspection of the brakes as well as checking for speed limiter compliance, The driver was also issued driving infringements for being more than 10 kmh over the speed limit and inadequate load restraints.




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