Not about safety, it’s rais­ing their rev­enue

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HEAVY ve­hi­cle op­er­a­tors and the broader road trans­port in­dus­try can ex­pect im­proved tar­get­ing of com­pli­ance ac­tiv­i­ties by law en­force­ment agen­cies as they op­er­ate across state bor­ders. Driv­ers weren’t im­pressed.

Greg Fri­ery said “when it comes down to it the au­thor­i­ties don’t care about our safety they are only in­ter­ested in col­lect­ing rev­enue to make their jobs vi­able if it was about safety they would be crack­ing down on the real prob­lems but that doesn’t win votes”.

Stu­art Bir­chall said he had no prob­lem with peo­ple that were do­ing the wrong thing cop­ping “jus­ti­fi­able” fines, but if any­one “thinks that the var­i­ous state gum­by­ments are go­ing to forgo the rev­enue that they cur­rently screw driv­ers for they are very wrong”.

Steve Cum­ber­land said “un­less it’s more money then they will like it... truck­ies to suf­fer again”.

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