Statistics

This page contains heavy vehicle statistics that relate to activities carried out by Roads and Maritime Services.

Safe-T-Cam offences

Total Safe-T-Cam detected offences by year

YearJan-MarchApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
2016 17,299 26,542 34,582  
2015 19,571 20,349 19,915 25,710
2014 23,869 18,559 12,330 22,089
2013 8,877 15,454 20,502 18,048
2012 15,887 16,272 17,835 10,834
2011 7,428 8,297 9,439 10,042
2010 5,808 5,115 6,626 7,925
2009 7,070 5,038 7,358 9,420
2008 7,360 7,386 6,096 5,858

Heavy Vehicle Safety Stations (HVSS) compliance

HVSS are part of Roads and Maritime heavy vehicle enforcement program. Roads and Maritime uses HVSS to intercept and inspect heavy vehicles which may be operating illegally or in an unsafe manner on NSW roads and which therefore pose significant risk to road users, the road infrastructure and the environment.

Definitions of terms used in the statistics

  • Screenings: The total number of vehicles that have passed through the automatic screening lane at heavy vehicle safety stations
  • Intercepts: The stopping of a vehicle to conduct a compliance inspection check
  • Compliance checks: Are conducted to determine compliance with road law or schemes or to investigate a breach or suspected breach
  • Offences: The alleged non-compliance with legislation that results in either a Penalty Notice, Breach Report or Defect Notice arising from compliance checks
  • Defects: A vehicle fault, which is non-compliant with the regulations.

Inspections

  Screenings Intercepts Rego Units checked Inspection checks Offences
2015/2016 2,823,730 121,260 231,993 1,411,179 31,823
2014/2015 2,653,254 119,358 233,915 1,398,817 29,945
2013/2014 3,036,939 136,194 268,546 1,552,268 41,324
2012/2013 3,086,929 143,767 283,589 1,638,950 42,325
2011/2012 2,939,237 138,987 276,203 1,545,443 38,563

Types of checks

  Logbook checks Safe-T-Cam checks Licence checks Rego checks Weight check Mechanical Detail check Mechanical Visual check Load checks Dimension checks
2015/2016 89,702 81,051 114,631 223,603 193,581 512 208,848 103,056 65,151
2014/2015 87,332 76,915 111,375 220,820 196,068 716 208,102 100,692 73,002
2013/2014 98,318 82,713 128,060 257,722 219,946 7,081 233,569 112,839 75,873
2012/2013 105,518 89,068 136,371 270,681 227,473 7,994 248,968 121,841 82,634
2011/2012 96,350 79,773 127,833 257,122 212,833 8,951 235,055 115,879 79,120

Types of Notices issued

  Defect Notices Traffic Infringement Notices Weight Breach Long Hand Breach Formal Warning Other Notices
2015/2016 19,070 4,235 3,764 846 326 3,582
2014/2015 17,258 3,531 4,290 859 291 3,716
2013/2014 23,958 4,616 4,967 1,223 1,019 5,117
2012/2013 23,287 3,454 6,592 1,506 1,382 5,576
2011/2012 22,442 3,271 6,933 1,292 1,485 2,570

Defect details

On Road Enforcement (ORE) compliance

ORE is a part of Roads and Maritime's heavy vehicle enforcement program. ORE includes a mix of targeted and random roadside and mobile enforcement and also links to the Safe-T-Cam network. Roads and Maritime uses ORE to intercept and inspect heavy vehicles which may be operating illegally or in an unsafe manner on NSW roads and which therefore pose significant risk to road users, the road infrastructure and the environment.

Definitions of terms used in the statistics

  • Intercepts: The stopping of a vehicle to conduct a compliance inspection check
  • Compliance checks: Are conducted to determine compliance with road law or schemes or to investigate a breach or suspected breach
  • Offences: The alleged non-compliance with legislation that results in either a Penalty Notice, Breach Report or Defect Notice arising from compliance checks
  • Defects: A vehicle fault, which is non-compliant with the regulations.

Inspections

  Intercepts Rego Units checked Inspection checks Offences
2015/2016 61,087 102,056 549,643 19,227
2014/2015 63,240 107,216 535,807 20,371
2013/2014 68,157 115,529 562,419 20,663
2012/2013 62,238 104,519 499,232 18,335
2011/2012 58,885 97,073 455,737 17,282

Types of checks

  Logbook checks Safe-T-Cam checks Licence checks Rego checks Weight check Mechanical Detail check Mechanical Visual check Load checks Dimension checks
2015/2016 39,225 35,082 58,578 98,054 6,412 707 93,919 54,611 34,321
2014/2015 36,793 32,425 58,701 95,893 5,755 1,130 91,496 55,935
2013/2014 36,458 31,685 64,380 109,305 10,385 1,441 104,230 57,641
2012/2013 31,234 26,570 58,086 95,961 13,073 804 91,140 52,733 26,746
2011/2012 21,538 18,361 55,048 91,462 10,147 745 85,949 49,972 23,796

Types of Notices issued

  Defect Notices Traffic Infringement Notices Weight Breach Long Hand Breach Formal Warning Other Notices
2015/2016 12,956 2,891 791 447 201 1,941
2014/2015 14,103 2,500 784 377 349 2,258
2013/2014 14,478 2,681 434 421 378 2,182
2012/2013 13,086 2,272 507 571 353 1,437
2011/2012 12,289 2,131 486 555 525 1184

Defect details

  Warning Minor Major Major Grounded Unknown
2015/2016 307 11,225 1,300 124 0
2014/2015 609 12,003 1,354 137 0
2013/2014 2,999 9,760 1,451 148 120
2012/2013 2,931 8,777 1,171 92 115
2011/2012 2,633 8,496 883 121 156

Heavy Vehicle Inspection Scheme (HVIS) compliance

HVIS is an annual roadworthiness inspection scheme. Most classes of NSW registered heavy vehicles require a HVIS inspection. All inspections are carried out by Roads and Maritime authorised officers.

Inspections

  Total Inspections Scheduled inspections performed Unscheduled inspections performed
2015/2016 92,147 76,632 15,515
2014/2015 89,592 74,685 14,907
2013/2014 90,358 76,049 14,309
2012/2013 104,669 90,534 14,135
2011/2012 106,104 92,618 13,486

Inspection details

  Roller Break Test (RBT) Noise tests detailed Noise tests visual
2015/2016 87,451 8,253 70,241
2014/2015 85,446 8,526 68,536
2013/2014 84,816 10,095 69,462
2012/2013 96,245 12,782 80,292
2011/2012 95,199 14,681 80,916

Defect details

  Defect Clearances Vehicles Defect free Warning Defects Minor Defects Major Defects Dangerous Defects
2015/2016 1,177 50,602 1,923 37,739 3,476 133
2014/2015 749 48,541 2,376 36,817 3,283 121
2013/2014 177 46,296 7,746 34,905 2,851 128
2012/2013 44 51,924 10,380 41,121 2,981 132
2011/2012 84 55,379 8,801 40,620 2,843 95

Defect outcomes

  Noise Brake Steering/Suspension Seat Belt
2015/2016 1,839 25,441 17,543 3,565
2014/2015 1,967 24,620 16,975 3,435
2013/2014 2,098 25,398 18,059 4,380
2012/2013 2,770 29,123 20,895 5,821
2011/2012 2,679 28,285 20,645 4,635

Chain of Responsibility (CoR) enforcement statistics

Roads and Maritime are responsible for safe and efficient journeys throughout NSW. This means that Roads and Maritime must ensure all road users operate safely and within NSW and national road laws.

If you consign, pack, load or receive goods as part of your business, you could be held legally liable for breaches of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) even though you have no direct role in driving or operating a heavy vehicle. In addition, corporate entities, directors and managers are accountable for the actions of people under their control; this is known as Chain of Responsbility (CoR).

The aim of CoR is to ensure everyone in the supply chain shares equal responsibility for ensuring breaches of the HVNL do not occur. Under CoR laws if you exercise (or have the capability of exercising) control or influence over any transport task, you are part of the supply chain and therefore have a responsibility to ensure the HVNL is complied with.

As of 30 September 2005 and with the implementation of the Road Transport (General) Act 2005, CoR legislation was introduced allowing Roads and Maritime to detect, investigate, impose sanctions and prosecute breaches of CoR laws. Roads and Maritime subsequently established a dedicated CoR investigation and enforcement unit which commenced significant investigations into all areas of heavy vehicle compliance both on and off road.

The Roads and Maritime CoR Investigations Unit have utilised provisions under CoR legislation to deliver the following significant compliance and enforcement actions:

Compliance and Enforcement actions against parties in the CoR

The Compliance and Enforcement actions against parties in the CoR table is currently being updated.

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