Bruce Thomas

Rogue truckers being watched

ROGUE truckies are in the sights of Coffs Harbour police as they try to make our roads safer.

Coffs Harbour highway patrol supervisor Sergeant Dave Vandergriend said officers acted on complaints about truck drivers who tailgated other vehicles and sped on the Pacific Highway.

“But considering the number of trucks using the highway, it's a minority who drive their trucks in this manner,” Sgt Vandergriend said.

In the latest incident, police responded to reports a truckie was allegedly driving in a 'menacing manner' on the highway between Woolgoolga and Coffs Harbour on Tuesday afternoon. The Victorian man, who was driving a South Australian-registered B-double, was stopped and questioned by police at Urunga. Their inquiries continue.

Sgt Vandergriend also said police had been targeting speeding truckies on the Pacific Highway near the Big Banana and at Moonee Beach. In addition, Operation Night Safe was an ongoing campaign to ensure heavy vehicle compliance with the road rules.



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