The truck industry through the Australian Trucking Association has called for the development of a National Road Safety Commission and a cash injection of more than $12 million from the government to improve road safety.
The ATA acknowledged the problems resulting in truck crash deaths and the slow uptake of safer vehicles by the industry. The association called for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to take over responsibility for investigating heavy vehicle crashes.
The ATA said the government should spend another $8 million over the next 4 years on safety initiatives for trucks and allocate an additional $4.3 million to the ATSB. Read more at http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/truck-industry-demands-12-million-to-tackle-soaring-death-toll-20180109-h0fkso.html