Truckie allegedly clocked speeding at 54km/h over limit on Newell Hwy

A Queensland truckie has been issued with an infringement notice after allegedly speeding 54km/h over the signposted speed limit on the NSW Central West yesterday.

Officers attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol were patrolling roadworks on the Newell Highway, about 10km south of Coonabarabran, when a B-double truck was allegedly detected travelling at 114km/h in a signposted 60km/h area.

Police stopped the 25-year-old driver from Queensland and conducted a roadside breath and drug test – both were negative.

The driver was issued with an infringement for exceed speed by more than 45 km/h, and had his licence suspended.

According to the NSW Government website, if convicted by a court for the alleged offence, the driver faces a fine of up to $5500 and a minimum licence disqualification of six months.


  1. These temporary road signs need to be scrutinised better in there use.Signs that are just turned sideways to the oncoming traffic is not acceptable.As they are often blown by the wind to a degree that’s negates the sign to be read as being suspended.In my opinion the signs should be bagged so they can’t be read at all.My first thought was for this truck driver to mistake the true reason for the posted sign.But does not condone the over the speed limit of 100 kph.

    1. Yep. I’ve seen council crews leave 60km signs out on repair jobs for weeks on end, no end sign, other stuff packed up and taken away
      So it is as though they forgot it. 30 or 40 kms from anywhere and what the he’ll?. Of course some slow down for it but for how long?

  2. Was he driving in a dangerous manner or a threat to other road users in his vicinity ?
    For what reason was that section of road sign posted at 60 K if the driver thought it OK to be doing the speed he was clocked at .

    When the Pacific Highway north of Coffs Harbour NSW was being worked on a few years ago the roadworks signage was 40K for about 20 kilometers when we drove through at night when there was no roadworks in sight ,so I rang the Chief Engineer of the Pacific Highway Upgrade and he informed me those signs were to be covered over at night when no roadworks were taking place and thanked me for letting him know so he could give the contractors a serve seeing it was their responsibility .

    I suggest that the driver in the truck find out if he was actually in a roadwork or had the roads mob or their contractor placed the signage out in preparation for works that were to be carried out at a latter date .

  3. What time of day did this actually happen
    Was there road works going on
    Was the truck going downhill
    I feel that the hwy patrol is showing no common sense in this matter

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