NSW Cops Bust Truck Driver With TV On Dash

Transporting stuff cross country is a tiring and lonely task, but bolting a 32cm-wide flat screen on your semi-trailer’s dashboard, hooking up a DVD player, then allegedly driving erratically on the Hume Highway is probably not the best way to go about it...

The pic above is of the actual setup. Source: Police Media Unit. Alex in the comments is right, it does look wider than the 32cm police reported.

Goulburn Highway Patrol stopped the West Australian truckee on Thursday morning and issued a number of offences, including driving without a clear view and driving while using a handheld mobile phone. In a statement, police reiterated that the ”position and size of the screen meant a significant section of the windscreen was obscured, making driving extremely dangerous.” [NSW Police]


    "West Australian truckee" says it all.

    Speaking from WA, I can understand why one would need a reversing camera ;)

    that looks like a 32 inches to me not 32 cm wide

      thats what she said

    Like a boss

    It's for when he's stopped at night, do that he can watch TV when in the sleeper cab. But I don't know why you would bolt it on the dash, I'm from WA too.

    Momma always said 'Stupid is as Stupid does'....

    Its not from WA. The company might be, but Goulburn and the Hume Highway are southwest of Sydney in NSW.

      Good grief, read the article, Deegee. A WA truck driver pulled over by NSW cops... ugh.


    Jeez, that's crazy!

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