110 Heavy Vehicles Defected Over Weekend
Yorke Mid North Police conducted Operation Yuntalock 2018 over the weekend, targeting heavy vehicles and their compliance with Heavy Vehicle legislation including fatigue and vehicle standards.
Over the three day operation, between Friday 15 and Sunday 17 June, highway patrol members worked in partnership with members from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator stopped 242 heavy vehicles.
110 defect notices and 76 expiation notices were issued while three drivers will be summonsed to appear in court in relation to over-dimension offences and one driver also for making false entries in his work diary.
Two heavy vehicle drivers and one light vehicle driver tested positive to driving with methamphetamine in their system.
They were issued a driver direction notice to prohibit them for driving for 24 hours and their samples sent to Forensic Science SA for further testing.
Officer in Charge of the Yorke Mid North Highway Patrol Sergeant Tristan Graham said: “Operation Yuntalock 2018 achieved significant results and although the number of drivers and vehicles receiving notices were high, overall, police were happy with the standard of drivers and vehicles with only a few exceptions."
Police will continue to work with other road agencies to ensure heavy vehicles are compliant with the road rules, and to make the roads safe for all drivers.