Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes—Quarterly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

Publication Subject(s):

ISSN:
1835-0240

Release Date:
May 2016

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 four months to two months.

March quarter 2016 : At a glance

During the 12 months to the end of March 2016, 204 people died from 186 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks or buses. These included:

  • 108 deaths from 98 crashes involving articulated trucks, 77 deaths from 72 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks and 22 deaths from 19 crashes involving buses.
  • Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks: increased by 4.3 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier and decreased by an average of 4.4 per cent per year over the three years to March 2016. 
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks: decreased by 6.5 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier and decreased by an average of 3.3 per cent per year over the three years to March 2016.

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