Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes Australia—Quarterly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

Publication Subject(s):

ISSN:
1835-0240

Release Date:
May 2017

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 2017 : At a glance

During the 12 months to the end of March 2017, 217 people died from 196 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks or buses. These included:

  • 118 deaths from 104 crashes involving articulated trucks, 87 deaths from 77 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks and 25 deaths from 24 crashes involving buses.
  • Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks: increased by 7.2 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier and increased by an average of 0.9 per cent per year over the three years to March 2017. 
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks: increased by 4.1 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier and increased by an average of 2.5 per cent per year over the three years to March 2017.

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