The Queensland Government have unveiled their Heavy Vehicle Safety Action Plan 2016-2018.
The action plan details how the government plans to address heavy vehicle road safety over the next 2 years.
The plan includes 31 initiatives to minimise heavy vehicle crashes.
Some of the issues covered by the safety plan include local roads, vehicles, speed, fatigue management issues, seatbelts, driving and driver distractions.
The group that compiled the plan is chaired by Queensland Transport Association CEO Peter Garske. Other members of the group include members of the department of transport and main roads, the Queensland police, Workplace Health & Safety Queensland, and heavy vehicle industry members from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.
The safety plan is important because last year heavy vehicles were involved in 2.3 per cent of all registered vehicles in Queensland. They were involved in 20.2 per cent of all road fatalities.