Fog Light Education
Funding Needed for Bypass
Dumb Ways to Die
Head Light Education
3-2-1 Green Reflector
Including “Truckie Reviver”
This project resulted in RAAG being “Winner” 2013 Queensland Road Safety Industry and Business Awards, announced Rockhampton 22 October 2013, CARRSQ/RACQ, supported by Queensland Government.
Please click on to the full research report for the project:
Truckie Reviver Report
Undertake post-construction assessment of the new Waverley Creek Rest Area, approximately 160km south of Mackay at St Lawrence, and better understand fatigue management needs and practices of professional heavy vehicle drivers utilising the site.
The primary goals of the project are to:
Engage with drivers to gather information and promote the site:
The following statistics highlight the number of H.V. fatigue related crashes Mackay – Rockhampton in the last five years:
From the QTA Transporter News Brief 13/2/13:
The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economic’s latest Fatal heavy vehicle crashes Australia quarterly bulletin for April-June 2012 was released last week.
Key points in the Bulletin are:
During the 12 months to the end of June 2012, 225 people died from 200 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks or buses. These included:
Fatal crashes involving articulated trucks:
Fatal crashes involving heavy rigid trucks:
Comments from the Australian Government included that, while the number of fatal crashes and fatalities both continued to fall during the period, any loss of life is unacceptable.
Also this latest bulletin shows that over the last five years the number of crashes involving articulated trucks and rigid trucks has decreased by 13 per cent, and the number of fatal articulated truck crashes is down by 18 per cent.
See at: http://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/2013/fhvc_2012_apr_jun.aspx
2012 Queensland statistics are not so attractive
QTA Ltd urges all members and their drivers not to be complacent in relation to road safety and road crash outcomes. In 2012 there were 73 fatalities involving heavy freight vehicles, an increase of approximately 40 percent over the 2011 fatalities fatigue of 54. The previous 5 year average was 60 fatalities per year.
As at the 3rd February 2013, there had been 8 fatalities involving heavy vehicles in Queensland, 1 more than for the same time in 2012.
Develop questionnaire focusing on:
A detailed survey form to be prepared in order to meet the requirements of the project:
Commencing 12pm on a Sunday and continuing on a 24 hour basis until 12pm on a Wednesday, conduct a HV “Truckie Reviver” manned by RAAG Volunteers at the Waverley Creek Rest Area:
The tentative date is 17-20 March 2013. This is a tight timeline, so achieving this will require the following:
As a minimum, the following stakeholders will have strong links with the project:
Who will benefit
The aim of the project is to improve future design of rest areas, gather information from heavy vehicle drivers and promote use of rest areas. As such the following stakeholders will be beneficiaries of outcomes:
A post-event evaluation will be undertaken and will examine what worked and what didn’t. RAAG will compile a report with recommendations/learning for future events. Views will be sought from:
Costs for the event will be minimised through the use of volunteers and accessing resources of RAAG members, TMR, and other associated organisations where possible.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
To ensure a coordinated and collaborative approach with associated stakeholders to reduce the incidence and severity of road crashes on all roads within the Mackay RAAG focus area, with particular attention to the Bruce Highway, Peak Downs Highway and associated western arterial roads by targeting identified crash causal factors through driver education programs and initiatives.
MACKAY ROAD ACCIDENT ACTION GROUP’S ROLE
The Mackay Road Accident Action Group must fulfil a variety of roles relating to the promotion of good driving behaviours including:
The Mackay Road Accident Action Group recognises the fact that their efforts while limited by resources and the availability of group members will continue to be actively involved in developmental activities to reduce road crash trauma.