Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics

Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes—Quarterly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistics

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Release Date:
April 2015

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 seven months to four months.

December quarter 2014: At a glance

During the 12 months to the end of December 2014, 220 people died from 190 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks or buses. These included:

  • 114 deaths from 100 crashes involving articulated trucks, 88 deaths from 76 crashes involving heavy rigid trucks and 20 deaths from 16 crashes involving buses.
  • Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks: increased by 12.4 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier and decreased by an average of 9.3 per cent per year over the three years to December 2014. 
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks: increased by 18.8 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier and increased by an average of 4.2 per cent per year over the three years to December 2014.

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