Truckie Safety

(CH9 Today, 13 Feb 2019) Interview with truck driver John Waltis. Truck drivers are rallying in Canberra this morning to call for tougher laws to protect all Australians on the road. Waltis says they want the Government to put a system in place where they save lives. He says if the Government would have listened to their own reports on the safe rates, they would have saved 28% of those lives from being wasted and killed. Waltis states truck drivers face more pressure to meet deadlines, leading to fatigue. He mentions they want companies to life deadline pressures and to make sure people are paid enough to maintain their trucks. Waltis says they are also doing the protest for the general public. He says they should make the roads safe for everybody, not only for truck drivers.

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