RMS urges drivers not to drink and drive

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has asked heavy vehicle operators to consider the consequences of drink driving for the safety of all road users.

Its message comes after a man was charged with high-range drink driving after RMS inspectors noticed he allegedly appeared under the influence of alcohol during a routine compliance check at Marulan Heavy Vehicle Inspection Station.

RMS inspectors also found the man was not in possession of a work diary and the vehicle had a number of defects.

“Due to the size and mass of heavy vehicles, it is especially important heavy vehicle drivers are able to drive professionally and are not affected by alcohol or other drugs,” an RMS spokesperson said.

“Drink driving is dangerous at anytime, but to get behind the wheel of a fully-laden heavy vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is a lethal combination.

“I’d urge all heavy vehicle operators to be responsible and think about the consequences of drink driving.

“Everyone deserves to get home safely and all road users need to take responsibility for their actions.”

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