National transport vehicle regulator opens

Reported by Haydee | 22 Jan, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Australia’s first independent national heavy vehicle regulator, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is now open and will be tasked to manage the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS) and Performance Based Standards (PBS). According to ABC News, NHVR will be fully operational in July 2013 once all state and territory governments have …

Study on side airbags for crash protection

Reported by Haydee | 27 Oct, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Minister for Roads, Terry Mulder has recently announced the results of a study on the effectiveness of side airbags at the Australian Performance Vehicles (APV) Tech Centre. The research was conducted by analysing a range of side airbag systems along with police injury crash data in Australia and New Zealand. This was …

Utes lagging behind in safety ratings

Reported by Haydee | 15 Oct, 2012

The latest Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) result is out and the report reveals that utes are lagging behind in safety ratings. According to an AAP report, only one in seven 2012 model utes, which is the Holden Colorado dual cab was given five stars in the ANCAP safety tests. Eight percent of the …

One million dollar fund for quad bike safety

Reported by Haydee | 30 Jul, 2012

The NSW Government will spend $1 million to help reduce incidents of quad bike deaths across the state. The Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce said the money will be used to fund research into vehicle safety and improve quad bike protective devices and accessories. “According to Farmsafe Australia, more than 150 people have …

NSW: Driver Dragged to Death by Own Truck

Reported by Julia | 26 May, 2010

A man has been dragged 20 metres and crushed to death by the tip truck he was driving in Sydney’s northern suburbs on Thursday morning. According to police, the 54-year-old driver was attempting to detach the back trailer from his tip truck on Brabyn Street at Denistone East when the truck rolled back. A co-worker …

WA: Mine resumes operations

Reported by Julia | 15 Apr, 2010

Operations have recommenced in the Leinster nickel mine yesterday while safety authorities continue their investigation into an accident that has claimed a man’s life. A 45-year-old worker died on Sunday in the mine in Goldsfields after his truck fell 18 metres down an underground shaft. According to the mining company, workers have started surface operations …