NHVR safety strategy is open for feedback

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

This Stategy sets out the NHVR’s ambitions to improve heavy vehicle safety outcomes.

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 five years,” said Fill.

“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,” said Fill.

View the Strategy and lodge a submission here.

In other news, this week, NHVR CEO, Sal Petroccitto, presented a keynote speech to delegates at the VTA State Conference. He said the heavy vehicle industry should unite to unlock the safety and productivity gains of new technology.