Month: June 2017

Near Miss Footage Raises Questions About Road Train Speed Limits, SARTA claims.

Recent footage posted on Facebook of a truck driver overtaking a road-train near Port Augusta has set off a major debate about the 90km/h road train speed limits in the area. The dash cam footage shows the driver of the car being forced to drive on the shoulder of the road as the truck overtook …

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Room for Improvement Following NHVR National Heavy Vehicle Health Check

The results of the National Roadworthiness Baseline Survey – A Health Check of Australia’s Heavy Vehicle Condition, revealed a number of important things about the national heavy vehicle fleet. The inspection programs examined the mechanical condition of the heavy vehicle fleet, examining 7130 vehicles. As a result of the survey 147 vehicles were grounded. Darren …

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NTC and AustRoads Release Guidelines for Automated Vehicle Trials

Guidelines for trials of automated vehicles in Australia have been released jointly by the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Austroads. The national guidelines provide certainty to the industry on conditions for trials and provide national consistency. The guidelines are meant to be flexible, the NTC said and easy for the industry to use. In conducting …

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