Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes Australia—Quarterly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

Publication Subject(s):

ISSN:
1835-0240

Release Date:
May 2018

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

The current bulletin presents additional ten-year tables summarising longer term trends.

March quarter 2018 : At a glance

  • During the 12 months to the end of March 2018, 184 people died from 163 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks. These included 101 deaths from 88 crashes involving articulated trucks, 91 deaths from 82 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks and 8 deaths from 7 crashes involving both a heavy rigid truck and an articulated truck.
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy trucks: decreased by 1.8 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 166 to 163 crashes) and decreased by an average of 1.4 per cent per year over the three years to March 2018.
  • Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks: decreased by 12.0 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 100 to 88 crashes) and decreased by an average of 1.7 per cent per year over the three years to March 2018.
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks: increased by 12.3 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 73 to 82 crashes) and increased by an average of 2.3 per cent per year over the three years to March 2018.
  • During the 12 months to March 2018, 32 people died in 27 fatal crashes involving buses.
  • Fatal crashes involving buses: increased by 12.5 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 24 to 27 crashes) and increased by an average of 15.0 per cent per year over the three years to March 2018.

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