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Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Facilities (Ed 1.1)
Heavy vehicle rest areas (HVRAs) are provided to help heavy vehicle drivers manage fatigue and comply with driving hours regulation. To aid road managers in this task, Austroads has produced  Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle Rest…
Webinar: Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Facilities
This webinar, presented on 14 February 2019, provides an overview of the Austroads Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Facilities.
Damage Assessment Criteria for the Classification of Heavy Vehicle Statutory Write-Offs
This Guide has been developed by Austroads and the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC) to support the consistent application of special assessment criteria for the classification of heavy written-off vehicles (HWOVs). The new…
Review of the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework
This report reviews the National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework and its adoption or otherwise by states and territories.
Improved Railway Road Design for Heavy Vehicles
This report identifies road design improvements to better cater for the safe passage of heavy vehicles through railway level crossings.
Developing Braking Standards for Heavy Vehicles to Brake Effectively and Safely on Steep Declines
This report proposes a new rule for inclusion in the Performance Based Standards scheme, adding a requirement for applicant vehicles to meet a minimum level of auxiliary braking performance. The purpose of the new rule is to ensure that PBS vehicles…
Advanced Systems for Managing Heavy Vehicle Speed on Steep Descents
Austroads technical research project ST1863, examined whether a technical solution is available that can identify heavy vehicles, their speed and configuration, and provide appropriate early warning of unsafe operation on descents. The project was…
Options to Extend Coverage of Alcohol Interlock Programs
Despite high levels of community education and sustained enforcement, alcohol-related crashes and drink-driving offences continue to pose a threat to road safety.
Road Design for Heavy Vehicles

Heavy vehicle crashes across Australia and New Zealand continue to be a major road safety issue. There are road design criteria that are not based on the requirements of heavy vehicles and the purpose of this study was to update criteria for…

Options for Rehabilitation in Interlock Programs
This report examines the effectiveness of national and international programs that treat and rehabilitate drivers with alcohol dependence and the criteria used to approve the removal of interlocks.