Over hours

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

NOT ad­her­ing to heavy ve­hi­cle rest re­stric­tions has cost one Air­lie Beach man thou­sands.

Ivan John Keli Petelo, 26, was pulled over around 6.45pm on Novem­ber 28 at Caloun­dra as po­lice were con­duct­ing heavy ve­hi­cle in­spec­tions. When po­lice looked at Petelo’s log book they dis­cov­ered that he had twice breached fa­tigue reg­u­lated heavy ve­hi­cle laws over the pre­vi­ous two days.

Petelo had driven 13.75 hours, which was over the 12 hour max­i­mum in 24 hour pe­riod rule and had only rested con­tin­u­ously for 4.25 hours, which was un­der the 7 hour re­quire­ment.

Plead­ing guilty, Petelo was fined $2500.

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