Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes Australia—Quarterly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

Publication Subject(s):

ISSN:
1835-0240

Release Date:
November 2018

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

September quarter 2018 : At a glance

  • During the 12 months to the end of September 2018, 169 people died from 152 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks. These included 93 deaths from 84 crashes involving articulated trucks, 86 deaths from 76 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks and 10 deaths from 8 crashes involving both a heavy rigid truck and an articulated truck.
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy trucks: decreased by 10.1 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 169 to 152 crashes) and decreased by an average of 2.2 per cent per year over the three years to September 2018.
  • Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks: decreased by 16.0 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 100 to 84 crashes) and decreased by an average of 1.6 per cent per year over the three years to September 2018.
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks: were unchanged compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 76 crashes) and increased by an average of 0.3 per cent per year over the three years to September 2018.
  • Fatal crashes involving buses: decreased by 42.9 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 28 to 16 crashes) increased by an average of 9.4 per cent per year over the three years to September 2018.

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