Month: September 2013

60 Year Old Man Hit by Truck

Andrew Nelson, Channel 9 The truck which crashed into a man in the south of Perth this week. Source: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/man-hit-by-truck-in-hammond-park/story-fnii5thm-1226714009961 Pedestrians who are hit by trucks seldom stand much of a chance of survival as an incident in Perth recently proved especially when the truck is travelling at full speed. A man was recently killed …

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22 Killed in Crash Caused by Speeding Truck

The horrific crash was captured on video, http://youtu.be/aB-9VtMiXqE A horrific truck crash which took place on a busy road in South Africa during peak hour traffic has claimed the lives of 22 people and injured numerous others. The tragedy took place when the brakes on the truck supposedly failed, causing the truck to come speeding into …

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COR Investigations result in Prosecution of Operators Most

A taskforce recently tasked with reviewing the effectiveness of chain of responsibility laws has confirmed that investigators are not doing enough to hold everyone in the supply chain accountable, which means that operators are still being targeted the most. Chain of responsibility laws state that truckies are not the only ones responsible for road freight …

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Chain of Responsibility Update: Independent Inspectors to Carry Out Trucks’ Annual Safety Checks

Independent Inspectors instead of government inspectors will be able to conduct truck’s annual safety checks under the changes being implemented this month. Laws to keep unsafe trucks off the roads are being implemented by Roads and Maritime Services – prompted by a spate of horrific fatal accidents. According to an article on Smh.com.au, the Roads …

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Road rule reforms to deliver financial and safety boon: NTC

According to the National Transport Commission (NTC) road rule reforms may generate huge savings and improve road safety. Overhauling the way road rules and vehicles standards are implemented may generate up to $72 million in savings and road safety according to the NTC. The NTC recently released its report on the process governing road rules …

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