The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) said in its submission to the Australian Government’s Inquiry into the next National Road Safety Strategy that a zero death and serious injury approach (“Towards Zero”) is necessary.
In the submission the ATA makes 19 recommendations including,
- Making the fitment of Electronic Stability Control mandatory on all new trucks and trailers.
- Appointing the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to provide independent, no-blame, safety investigations for road crashes involving heavy vehicles.
- Better roads and rest stops for trucks.
- Fatigue law reforms
- Better education for learner drivers about safely sharing the road with trucks.