Heavy vehicle driver fined over insecure load in Whyalla

December 19, 2023 1:11 pm in by
Photo: SAPOL Eyre & Western

Police are reminding heavy vehicle drivers to ensure loads are safely restrained following an incident in Whyalla.

Around 1:15am on Saturday morning, 16 December, police stopped a vehicle over concerns about scrap metal and other objects hanging off the trailer.

Further inspections revealed numerous load restraint breaches, resulting in a cease work direction notice being issued to immediately rectify the safety issues.

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The 41-year-old Eyre Peninsula man was issued with several expiation notices totalling $2,593 and 3 demerit points.

SAPOL reports a total of 1,456 crashes involved heavy vehicles in South Australia in 2022, and contributed to 14 fatalities and 33 serious injury crashes.