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Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes Australia; Quarterly Bulletin, January–March 2008

Summary

Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes Australia is a quarterly bulletin presenting recent data on fatal road crashes involving heavy vehicles as well as historical comparisons. It is produced using data supplied by the eight states and territories.

Key Features

  • During the 12 months to the end of March 2008, 294 people died from 251 crashes involving heavy trucks or buses. These included:
    • 183 deaths from 148 crashes involving articulated trucks
    • 92 deaths from 85 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks
    • 27 deaths from 26 crashes involving buses.
  • Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks:
    • increased by 4.2 per cent compared with the previous 12-month period
    • increased by an average of 5.5 per cent per year over the three years to March 2008.
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks:
    • increased by 19.7 per cent compared with the previous 12-month period
    • increased by an average of 0.1 per cent per year over the three years to March 2008.

Download Complete Document: FHVCA_Q1_08 [PDFPDF: 68 KB]

Type: Statistical Data Series
Topics: Fatality, Heavy vehicle, Injury
Publication Date: 03/10/08

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Last Updated: 6 May, 2013