Driver of oversized truck in Galston Gorge charged

Police have charged a man who drove an oversize truck through Galston Gorge earlier this week.

About 9.30am on Tuesday (March 28) the 10-tonne, eight-metre-long Isuzu travelled through the Galston Gorge at Hornsby Heights.

The road prohibits heavy vehicles of a certain length and the incident was recorded by RMS monitoring equipment.

Police from the Traffic and Highway Patrol were able to identify the truck company and driver involved.

Today (Thursday) police charged the male driver with disobey no truck sign (length) and failing to display p-plates.

The infringement carries a penalty of $2328 and the loss of eight demerit points.

The man’s licence has been suspended.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said this incident could have had much worse consequences.

‘‘Truck drivers who ignore over-length and over-height road messaging are placing themselves and other motorists at risk.

‘‘It can lead to major delays across the road network.

“The drivers of over-length and over-height heavy vehicles who attempt to use the Galston Gorge or tunnel systems throughout Sydney, will face significant financial penalties in terms of infringements and the cost of restoring damaged infrastructure,’’ Acting Assistant Commissioner Smith said.

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