POLICE will claim a b-double truck driver caught speeding in Tarcutta yesterday tampered with his speed limiter.
Albury Traffic and Highway Patrol Command allegedly stopped the 49-year-old after detecting him travelling at 129 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.
After conducting an inspection of the vehicle they allegedly found the truck’s speed limiter had been modified to allow it to travel faster than 100 km/h.
Superintendent Stuart Smith said the incident should serve as a warning to other drivers.
“This is a prime example of the work Traffic and HWP officers are now doing,” he said.
“This behaviour within the industry continues to occur despite the Joint Heavy Vehicle Taskforce targeting over 4,000 trucks believed to be involved in speeding practices.
“If a truck is detected speeding, it will be grounded at the roadside and heavy penalties will apply.”
The truck drover was issued with a traffic infringement notice for speeding and his vehicle defected.