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Truck Crashes by Industry Sector
Better information on crash involvement and safety performance by different sectors of the trucking industry is needed to provide a more objective basis for policy analysis. At staged study first investigated the availability and applicability of…
Future Trends in Heavy Vehicle Design
In developed countries there is significant public pressure to ease traffic congestion and improve vehicle safety. Developments are also being made that will improve fuel efficiency, lower compliance costs and provide improved targeting of…
Heavy Vehicle Compliance with Speed and Mass Limits: Evidence from Weigh-in-Motion Devices
This project has involved the collection into a single database of all available WIM data and the interrogation of that database to provide information on speed and mass compliance by two selected vehicle types Results of this work must be treated…
A Review of Literature and Trials of Intelligent Speed Adaptation Devices for Light and Heavy Vehicles
The implementation of Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) has the potential to significantly reduce the incidence and severity of road trauma in Australia and overseas. This report reviews the available literature and trials involving ISA from…
Safety Improvements in Prescribed Driving Hours
This report examines whether road safety benefits can be delivered through a more flexible approach to restrictions on prescriptive driving hours without adding unwarranted costs to road transport services. To do this, differential treatment of…
Heavy Vehicle Driver Health and Sleep Disorders
Chronic excessive sleepiness and accidents caused by sleep-related fatigue are major issues for Australian heavy vehicle drivers. This report examines the importance of sleep-related fatigue and its role in heavy vehicle accidents. Unlike many other…
Performance Measures for Evaluating Heavy Vehicles in Safety Related Manoeuvres
The design and general operation of heavy vehicles in Australia is controlled by Australian Design Rules (ADRs) and separate regulations within each jurisdiction. The regulations provide control over mass and dimension limits, and the ADRs address a…
Seat Belts for Truck Drivers
The study addresses why seat belt wearing rates remain low among truck drivers, despite revisions to design rules aimed at making truck seat belts more comfortable. These changes allow for anchorage of the seat belt to the seat and reduced retractor…
Management of Heavy Vehicle Driver Safety
Management of Heavy Vehicle Driver Safety seeks to identify measures which can be introduced nationally to improve heavy vehicle driver safety. Problems and counter measures are focused on five study topics: work practices, driver training…