Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes—Quarterly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

Publication Subject(s):

ISSN:
1835-0240

Release Date:
July 2015

A quarterly publication tracking counts of fatal crashes that involve heavy vehicles.

A recent change in data supply processes has enabled an improvement in the currency of this bulletin from seven months to four months.

March quarter 2015 : At a glance

During the 12 months to the end of March 2015, 220 people died from 188 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks or buses. These included:

  • 113 deaths from 95 crashes involving articulated trucks, 87 deaths from 77 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks and 22 deaths from 18 crashes involving buses.
  • Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks: decreased by 5.9 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier and decreased by an average of 8.5 per cent per year over the three years to March 2015. 
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks: increased by 10.0 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier and increased by an average of 6.0 per cent per year over the three years to March 2015.

Fatal crashes involving heavy vehicles, Australia, moving annual total with trend