Fatal Crashes are Down for Trucks

fatal crashes are down for trucks

With the release of the latest accident figures by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE), the results show fatal crashes are down for trucks. The latest Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes Australia, Quarterly Bulletin for the last quarter of 2018 shows a drop of over 20 per cent in fatal crashes involving trucks.

BITRE provides economic analysis, research and statistics on infrastructure, transport and regional development issues for the Australian Government to help in policy development and increase the amount of data available.

During the 12 months to the end of December 2018, 154 people died from 136 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks. These included 89 deaths from 78 crashes involving articulated trucks, 74 deaths from 65 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks and nine deaths from seven crashes involving both a heavy rigid truck and an articulated truck.

 

fatal crashes are down for trucks

 

Fatal crashes involving heavy trucks decreased by 20.5 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 171 to 136 crashes) and decreased by an average of 6.1 per cent per year over the three years to December 2018.

Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks: decreased by 15.2 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 92 to 78 crashes) and decreased by an average of 7.8 per cent per year over the three years to December 2018.

Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks: decreased by 26.1 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 88 to 65 crashes) and decreased by an average of 1.5 per cent per year over the three years to December 2018.

Fatal crashes involving buses: decreased by 22.2 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 27 to 21 crashes) and increased by an average of 4.7 per cent per year over the three years to December 2018.

 

 

fatal crashes are down for trucks