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Feasibility Study: Parking and Rest Opportunities in Areas Zoned for Industrial Purposes. Options Assessment
Parking for heavy vehicles is emerging as a significant issue in regards to heavy vehicle driver fatigue management. Parking facilities suitable for heavy vehicles are currently not available across the national network in enough locations to meet…
Heavy Vehicle Sight Distance Requirements at Rail Crossings (Stage 2)
Passive control railway level crossings within the road network pose a significant safety issue, both for trains and multi-combination vehicles (MCVs) and restricted access vehicles (RAVs0. In order to have provision for the larger MCVs and RAVs,…
Heavy Vehicle Safety in Rural and Remote Areas

Road safety in rural and remote areas of Australia and New Zealand continues to be a major area of concern. Analysis of crash data also shows that a substantial proportion of crashes in these areas involve heavy vehicles. On average there have been…

Safety Benefits of Improving Interaction Between Heavy Vehicles and the Road System
Heavy vehicle safety is a continuing concern in both Australia and New Zealand. On behalf of Austroads, ARRB Group undertook to identify the road related factors that contribute to heavy vehicle crashes on Australian and New Zealand freight routes.…
Analysis of the Safety Benefits of Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Schemes
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the safety benefits of heavy vehicle accreditation. Accreditation is a formal process for recognising operators who have good safety and other management systems in place. Those management systems…
Audit of Rest Areas Against National Guidelines
At its February 2006 meeting, Council of Australian Governments requested that a national audit of heavy vehicle Rest Areas be carried out against a nationally agreed standards (National Guidelines for Provision of Rest Area Facilities). The audited…
Enforcement Guidelines: Assessment of Load Restraint Breaches
These guidelines are designed to support nationally consistent implementation of the national model legislative provisions of the Road Transport Reform (Compliance and Enforcement) Bill approved by Australian Transport Ministers in November 2003.…
Guidelines for the Practical Application of New Chain of Responsibility Provisions
The purpose of this document is to provide administrative guidelines that are consistent with the national model Road Transport Reform (Compliance and Enforcement) Bill (the
Further aspects of the relationship between geometric features and crashes
This project had its origins in an earlier project which showed that crash rates increased at extremes of horizontal and vertical geometry, and were lowest with narrow sealed shoulders. This paper reports an investigation based on the original…
Productivity Implications of Heavy Vehicle Safety Programs
The purpose of this project was to assess the productivity benefits achieved by companies as a result of improving the safety of their operations, particularly in relation to safer driving. The objectives were therefore to identify safety programs…