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Continued lighter stiffness involved in lethal collision tendencies


The trend for three years has declined in both segments, but with little help from articulated trucks.

Graph from July to September 2021 including trend lines

When the United Transportation Union (TWU) raised the dreaded problem of doubling the death toll of truck drivers, what wasn’t mentioned was a fragment of the silver lining of ongoing promising data on heavy-duty trucks. ..

The Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) figures for the first quarter of this year show that the number of fatalities in collisions involving heavy-duty trucks decreased by 13% year-on-year, averaging 12.4% per year. is showing. Three years until September 2021.

The average annual rate of change over the last three years has been negative in all states, mostly double-digit declines.

The 12-month number from 2017-2019 to September was in the 80’s, but this year’s number is 60.

The death toll from heavy truck accidents has been stubbornly high over the last decade, but this segment has changed their minds.


See the BITRE figures for the first quarter of 2021.


The good news is countered by growing concerns about articulated trucks.

The number of fatalities in collisions involving articulated trucks increased by 17.2 percent compared to the corresponding period a year ago, with an average annual increase of 4.6 percent over the three years to September 2021.

This ends the three-year sequence where the associated 12-month number is 90 and finally 109.

Be careful when dealing with statistically limited numbers, but Western Australian and Queensland officials are concerned about their respective surges over the year to September 2021, with the former 23-46. The latter rises from the recent lowest record. 6 to 14.

Nonetheless, while the last month period has increased by 4.4%, the three-year average for both segments is still down by 1.9%.

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Continued lighter stiffness involved in lethal collision tendencies

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