Your votes on telem­at­ics are in

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MANDA­TORY use of telem­at­ics in Aus­tralia is go­ing to be a tough sell, judg­ing by our re­cent poll on the sub­ject. Af­ter the Aus­tralian Lo­gis­tics Coun­cil re­it­er­ated its call to make the new tech com­pul­sory, we turned to Face­book to get your feed­back.

A re­sound­ing 83 per cent of the 865 polled said no, with just 17 per cent of you happy to com­ply.

“All this tech­nol­ogy, more rules, reg­u­la­tion and red tape ob­vi­ously isn’t work­ing – there’s more trucks crash­ing and run­ning off the road now than ever be­fore: has it oc­curred to any of th­ese govt bu­reau­crats that they might be bark­ing up the wrong tree?” wrote Ron­nie Paton.

Adds Wal­ter Nepia: “Once again we are talk­ing about af­ter-the-fact tech­nol­ogy. Un­less there is a su­per in­tu­itive ro­bot that slaps the driver around when it thinks they’re about to over­speed or over­step set pa­ram­e­ters then they can only be used as a tool to re­view what has al­ready oc­curred”.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

INTO THE FU­TURE: Our Face­book poll on manda­tory up­take of telem­at­ics re­vealed a one-sided re­sult.

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