A SOUTH-WEST truck driver is fed up with the attitudes of a growing number of motorists.
Woolsthorpe's Peter Shiells said truck drivers were facing more and more challenges when they get behind the wheel.
"The roads aren't good as we all know but I think drive attitude is one of the biggest issues," Mr Shiells said.
He said driver's would often become impatient and pass him on dangerous corners or over double lines.
Mr Shiells said he was also concerned about the number of people who were distracted by their phones.
"There's also issues with people not going off the side of the road - we're forced to slow right down because we'll be in the gravel - otherwise she (the truck) will rock over."
Mr Shiells said another issue was people being directed to back routes by GPS navigation systems.
"They look up the destination on their GPS and take the back roads and then they start to drive like they are on freeways," he said.
Mr Shiells said these factors, along with the poor state of roads in the south-west, meant the lives of truck drivers were at risk every day.
He said he was also concerned that roads which had recently been upgraded had quickly fallen into a state of disrepair.
Mr Shiells has invited Member for Wannon Dan Tehan to go for a ride alongside him in his truck to see first-hand the challenges he faces and the state of the roads he and other motorists are forced to use.
"We've got an election coming up and the problem is we get the promises, but we don't see action," Mr Shiells said.
Mr Shiells, who has been driving trucks for more than three decades, said the safety concerns of the industry were making it harder to get truck drivers.
"Who wants to be out here at all hours of the night with the condition the roads are in?"
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