Trucker stopped by police while trying to drive from Norway to Turkey without proper rest
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Road transport police from Poland's Opolskie region have told of how they stopped a lorry driver who had attempted to drive all the way from Norway to Turkey without a proper rest. The driver explained that he was rushing back home in time for a family celebration.
In an official statement, the police said that the Turkish driver had attempted the feat of driving from Norway to Turkey without rest. It’s a mammoth journey the average person would only experience on Euro Truck Simulator’s scaled-down map.
Police analysis of the driver’s work time record showed that after loading in the central part of Norway, he drove an incredible 60 hours with just 7 hours of rest while on the ferry. In the remaining time, the driver drove his truck for up to 8 hours without a single break and clocked up as many as 18 hours of driving time in one day.
As the driver explained to the inspectors, he was in a rush to get home for a very important family celebration.
The driver was fined a total of PLN 2,200; his employer also faces a fine of nearly PLN 11,000.
In addition, the driver was also forbidden to continue driving until he had rested properly. As a result, one would assume the chances of him managing to get home in time for the family celebration are slim.