Fatal Heavy Vehicle Crashes Australia—Quarterly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

Publication Subject(s):

ISSN:
1835-0240

Release Date:
May 2019

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

March quarter 2019 : At a glance

  • During the 12 months to the end of March 2019, 163 people died from 147 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks. These included 93 deaths from 84 crashes involving articulated trucks, 77 deaths from 69 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: decreased by 12.0 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 167 to 147 crashes) and decreased by an average of 4.1 per cent per year over the three years to March 2019.
  • Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks: decreased by 5.6 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 89 to 84 crashes) and decreased by an average of 5.7 per cent per year over the three years to March 2019.
  • Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks: decreased by 20.7 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 87 to 69 crashes) and decreased by an average of 0.6 per cent per year over the three years to March 2019.
  • Fatal crashes involving buses: decreased by 25.9 per cent compared with the corresponding period one year earlier (from 27 to 20 crashes) and increased by an average of 1.2 per cent per year over the three years to March 2019.

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