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Jul 6, 2016

RULES & REGULATIONS * Australia - Trucks 15 km/h

* ACT - TWU critisises laws proposing 15km/h over will force heavy vehicles off the road

(Video from Dash Cam Collector - 9 July 2014)

-- The Transport Workers' Union has cautioned against the dangers of not addressing lethal pressures that cause truck drivers to speed as a proposed new law calls for harsher speeding penalties on heavy vehicles... The Union's warning came after the National Transport Commission recommended draft legislation that would see heavy vehicles caught driving 15km/h or more above the speed limit immediately forced off the road... TWU National Assistant Secretary, Michael Kaine, described the move as a Band-Aid solution to the underlining issues in the trucking industry, which have contributed to 2,548 deaths on Australian roads in a decade... Safe Work Australia figures show one in three transport employers say workers ignore safety rules to get the job done on time... BITRE figures show truck drivers are 12 times more likely to be killed at work than other occupations... 
Canberra, ACT, Australia - Big Rigs - 9 Jul 2016

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