Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes Australia—Quarterly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

Publication Subject(s):

ISSN:
1835-0240

Release Date:
February 2018

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.

December quarter 2017 : At a glance

  • During the 12 months to the end of December 2017, 185 people died from 168 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks. These included 107 deaths from 95 crashes involving articulated trucks, 85 deaths from 79 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks and 7 deaths from 6 crashes involving both a heavy rigid truck and an articulated truck.
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy trucks: increased by 2.4 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 164 to 168 crashes) and decreased by an average of 1.9 per cent per year over the three years to December 2017.
  • Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks: increased by 3.3 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 92 to 95 crashes) and decreased by an average of 2.7 per cent per year over the three years to December 2017.
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks: increased by 2.6 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 77 to 79 crashes) and increased by an average of 1.6 per cent per year over the three years to December 2017.
  • During the 12 months to December 2017, 30 people died in 26 fatal crashes involving buses.
  • Fatal crashes involving buses: increased by 13.0 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 23 to 26 crashes) and increased by an average of 17.9 per cent per year over the three years to December 2017.

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