Heavy Vehicle Safety Strategy 2021-2025

This consultation closed on 30 April 2021. The NHVR would like to thank everyone who took the time to provide feedback.

Heavy Vehicle Safety Strategy

Draft Heavy Vehicle Safety Strategy 2021-2025 (PDF, 1.9MB)

Sets out the NHVR’s strategic ambitions to improve heavy vehicle safety outcomes and contribute to a reduction in the number of crashes, fatalities and serious injuries involving heavy vehicles.

 

The NHVR is seeking feedback on the draft Heavy Vehicle Safety Strategy 2021-2025.

What is it?

The Safety Strategy sets out the NHVR’s strategic ambitions to improve heavy vehicle safety outcomes and contribute to a reduction in the number of crashes, fatalities and serious injuries involving heavy vehicles.

It supports the NHVR’s agenda to create positive change in individual behaviour and industry culture to improve safety, and to regulate a modern, safer heavy vehicle fleet that reduces the likelihood and impact of crashes.

Background

The draft Heavy Vehicle Safety Strategy 2021-2025 is aligned to the draft National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 (NRSS), which sets out Australia’s road safety objectives, key priorities for action, and road trauma reduction targets to 2030.

The draft Heavy Vehicle Safety Strategy 2021-2025 will be supported by an Action Plan, produced annually, which will outline the activities, responsibilities and timeframes for delivery, that the NHVR will undertake over its five-year life.

Why we’re consulting

This is an opportunity to have input into the Safety Strategy before it is finalised and published later in 2021.

The NHVR is seeking input on:

  • our approach to partnerships
  • creating positive change in individual behaviours and industry culture to improve safety
  • driving uptake of modern, safer heavy vehicle fleet that reduces the likelihood and impact of crashes
  • influencing road network design to support safe heavy vehicle use.

Making a submission

Submissions closed on Friday 30 April 2021.