ONE of the state’s senior Traffic and Highway Patrol (THP) officers is warning rogue truck drivers to slow down as traffic on NSW’s rural and regional roads, highways and freeways increases in the lead-up to Christmas.
Superintendent Robert Ryan, who was last week appointed to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command as state highway patrol commander, will be responsible for overseeing the THP’s six primary regions – Northern, Southern, Western, Central
Metropolitan, North West Metropolitan and South West Metropolitan.
In his role, Superintendent Ryan will be working hard to improve the safety of regional and rural roads and is warning dangerous truck drivers their time is up.
“We cannot and will not tolerate speeding on NSW roads, especially not by heavy vehicles,” Superintendent Ryan said.
“All too often we witness the shocking tragedy one speeding truck can cause.
“Truckies need to be made aware that tampering with their speed limiter and breaking the speed limit can have life-changing consequences.
“Not only could you lose your licence and job, you could end up dead or in jail.”
The warning comes as THP officers on Monday grounded two trucks for exceeding the statewide truck speed limit of 100km/h.
About 11.05pm, THP officers from Albury detected a northbound B-double truck travelling at 127km/h on the Hume Highway, Holbrook.