The NHVR is seeking feedback on the draft Heavy Vehicle Safety Strategy 2021-2025, which 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.
NHVR Safety Director Greg Fill said the strategy, which was developed to align with the Federal Government’s draft National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030, is open for feedback until 30 April 2021.
“The Safety Strategy will be supported by an annual Action Plan, outlining the activities, responsibilities and timeframes for delivery that the NHVR will undertake over the next 5 years,” Mr Fill said.
“This an opportunity to have input into the NHVR’s strategic approach to partnerships, creating positive change in individual behaviours and industry culture, and to drive the uptake of a modern, safer heavy vehicle fleet that reduces the likelihood and impact of crashes.”
According to data released by BITRE, the yearly number of road deaths involving a heavy vehicle has been trending downwards, with a 2.5 per cent reduction over the last decade.
“Any fatality on our roads is one too many so we want to see that number continue to reduce over the next decade,” Mr Fill said.
To view the strategy and make a submission go to www.nhvr.gov.au/hvss