Truck driver fined over unsafe load, Whyalla

December 19, 2023 11:04 am in by
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A driver has been fined and his vehicle defected after his truck’s load was deemed ‘dangerously’ stacked.

At around 1am on Saturday police intercepted a truck towing a single semi-trailer loaded with scrap metal and other objects on Playford Avenue.

According to authorities the load was not adequately restrained and was hanging off the side of the trailer.

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A variety of further safety issues were found when authorities conducted an inspection of the vehicle.

The driver and owner operator, a 41-year-old Eyre Peninsula man, was handed several fines totalling more than $2500 and lost 3 demerit points.

The trailer was also defected and will face a full inspection.