Local Laws planned patrol

Issued Friday 25 May 2018

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The City of Casey’s Local Laws Officers will conduct a planned blitz this Sunday following complaints from concerned residents around breaches of Road Safety Road Rules.

A truck patrol will take place across the municipality to address residents’ concerns in relation to breaches of the Road Safety Road Rules 2017, and Local Laws relating to truck parking.

The patrol will include checks on property owners who have trucks, greater than 7.5 metres in length, parked in the driveway to ensure they have a current Local Law permit that enables them to do so.

It will also address the issue of trucks illegally parking for longer than one hour on public roads in residential areas.

Manager Safer Communities Caroline Bell said Council hopes to find a high level of compliance, however with many breaches continuing to occur, Local Laws officers will undertake patrols to address these issues.

“We enforce these measures based upon the number of complaints we receive from residents,” she said.

“The main cause for concern is safety issues, such as overlength and heavy vehicles parked in residential streets and no reflectors on the back of trucks at night.

“The roads are also narrowed due to the width of the parked trucks, and there are noise impacts from trucks being left idle for long periods.

“All of these factors have significant impacts on the amenity and safety of our residents.

“Ideally we won’t need to issue any infringements on Sunday, however as a Council we are obliged to ensure that truck owners and users are adhering to the Road Safety Road Rules and Local Laws, and not compromising the safety of other residents and road users.”

For more information on the Local Laws, visit the Local Laws section our website.