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Trucks and road trauma

By: Contributor(s): Publication details: Canberra Federal Office of Road Safety, FORS, 1997; Monograph 18, Description: 4 sSubject(s): Online resources: Abstract: This monograph focuses on the impact of road trauma on the road transport industry and outlines the issues that face drivers of rigid and articulated trucks. For all fatalities resulting from a crash on Australian roads, one in five crashes involves a truck. Trucks are also involved in 10 per cent of serious injury crashes. However, for most of these fatalities and serious injuries, the truck driver is not at fault. In fact, car drivers were primarily responsible for 5 out of 6 crashes involving an articulated truck, and 2 out of 3 crashes involving a rigid truck.
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This monograph focuses on the impact of road trauma on the road transport industry and outlines the issues that face drivers of rigid and articulated trucks. For all fatalities resulting from a crash on Australian roads, one in five crashes involves a truck. Trucks are also involved in 10 per cent of serious injury crashes. However, for most of these fatalities and serious injuries, the truck driver is not at fault. In fact, car drivers were primarily responsible for 5 out of 6 crashes involving an articulated truck, and 2 out of 3 crashes involving a rigid truck.

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