Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes Australia—Quarterly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

Publication Subject(s):

ISSN:
1835-0240

Release Date:
August 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.

June quarter 2018 : At a glance

  • During the 12 months to the end of June 2018, 169 people died from 155 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks. These included 94 deaths from 87 crashes involving articulated trucks, 85 deaths from 77 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks and 10 deaths from 9 crashes involving both a heavy rigid truck and an articulated truck
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy trucks:  decreased by 7.7 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 168 to 155 crashes) and decreased by an average of 2.0 per cent per year over the three years to June 2018. 
  • Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks:  decreased by 11.2 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 98 to 87 crashes) and decreased by an average of 0.7 per cent per year over the three years to June 2018. 
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks: increased by 4.1 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 74 to 77 crashes) and decreased by an average of 0.5 per cent per year over the three years to June 2018.
  • During the 12 months to June 2018, 22 people died in 21 fatal crashes involving buses.
  • Fatal crashes involving buses: decreased by 30.0 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 30 to 21 crashes) and increased by an average of 11.9 per cent per year over the three years to June 2018.

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