At Woods & Co Lawyers we have represented many drivers of heavy vehicles for minor log book offences up to causing death by dangerous driving. We are well aware of the dangers of heavy vehicles on the freeway and other major roads. However, recent legislation introduced by our parliament has once again failed. It not just affects drivers of B doubles and other semi-trailers, but many drivers are unwittingly set to lose their licence. The law once again has had unintended consequences because it is poorly thought out.
On 1 May 2019, the South Australian Government introduced new legislation limiting the speed of ‘heavy vehicles’ traveling down the South Eastern Freeway. The new law limits ‘heavy vehicles’ to a maximum speed of 60kmph between Crafers to the intersection of Portrush, Cross and Glen Osmond Roads. The law may apply to your vehicle and have significant consequences.