Sydney Morning Herald


Tuesday 1 July 2003 

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Carnage will continue

 

High-level fatigue is as potentially lethal when driving as high-range drink-driving. Yet the penalty for driving a 20-tonne pantechnicon from Perth to Sydney without sleep and falsifying the log books is $164 and no demerit points.

 

The same driver can obstruct or deface his number plates and avoid camera detection: penalty $69, and no demerit points.

 

The heavy vehicle road carnage will continue until there are high demerit points, loss of licence and stiff penalties for these offences.

 

Harold Scruby,

Pedestrian Council of Australia

Neutral Bay, June 30.