RVs at the
Christmas in July event
Cops weigh in as RVs assemble in Mareeba
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COPS and transport
officials attended a gathering of nomads to help them take a weight
off their minds.
They were on hand at the Mareeba Christmas in July event in Queensland
where over 200 caravans, motorhomes and other RVs were parked in Davies
Police, in conjunction with Department of Transport staff, held a free
information session and weights check for the travellers.
set up a weigh station for the morning on Riordon Street and many nomads
took the opportunity to have their vehicles weighed for compliance.
About 100 nomads made their way to the marquee for an information session
by local police and compliance officers.
Acting Sergeant Dave Saul from Mareeba Road Policing Unit said he was
pleased to see the turnout.
“"t was great to see so many turn up and ask questions about their
motorhomes and caravans to help increase their safety," he said.
"It was all about education and getting information out to travellers that
spend a great portion of their time on our roads."
With a large number of caravans on the nation's roads estimated to be
overweight, the session was about sharing information and knowledge with
travellers so they could make make informed decisions on facts and keep
themselves and other road users safe.
Travellers often do not factor in things such as the weight of bullbars,
winches and other accessories, which can change their overall gross
This means when water, fuel, food, personal items and clothing are added,
they may be exceeding their permissible weight limit.
With Queensland Road Safety Week being held in August, the event was a
precursor to educate the travelling community.
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