TRUCK ACCIDENTS * Australia: Only 7% of fatal multi-vehicle crashes are the fault of the heavy vehicle
* ACT - Latest NTI truck crash statistics
--- Trucking Australia delegates were one of the first forums to be offered a preview of the NTI National Truck Accident Research Centre (NTI NTARC) sample crash statistics... Sample crash statistics from NTI’s 2017 crash report, which is due for release in August this year, show that in 93% of major multi-vehicle crash fatalities, the lighter vehicle is at fault - a rise of 9% since the 2015 report... Only 7% of fatal multi-vehicle crashes are the fault of the heavy vehicle... The biennial report provides essential understanding of crash causes and trends within the transport industry...
Other key findings include:
° In non-fatal multi-vehicle collisions – the heavy vehicle was found at fault 60% of the time
° Fatigue related truck crash rates are the worst since 2007 at 12.2%
° Non-impact fire losses remain a concern at 7.9%
(Photo from ABC News: Trucks crash on Bruce Highway) -- Canberra, ACT, Australia - ATA Friday facts - 14 July 2017