March 30, 2019

Truck drivers stand up for safety

Hundreds of truck drivers and their supporters have taken to the streets of all major capitals demanding regulation to address the slaughter on the roads from truck crashes.

For the second time in a year, the Sydney Harbour Bridge was blocked by around 200 trucks. There was chaos on the streets of Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.

Drivers are protesting over the lack of safety and fairness in trucking which saw 29 people killed in March alone, ten of them truck drivers. Since the Federal Government tore down a road safety watchdog nearly three years ago, well over 500 people have died in truck crashes, including more than 100 truck drivers. Drivers are demanding an end to the deadly pressure they are under to work long hours, speed and skip mandatory rest breaks which cause risks to safety on the roads.

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