Heavy vehicle road safety

Information and tools that help promote safety for drivers, operators and all road users.

This page contains current safety initiatives that focus on heavy vehicle road safety. For broader safety information, please visit our safety page.

Road crash analysis - high risk factors

The NSW Government is committed to making NSW roads the safest in the country. Reducing the incidence of fatalities and serious injuries resulting from crashes involving heavy vehicles is critical to achieving this objective.

Roads and Maritime works with the freight and heavy transport industry and other government agencies to improve road safety outcomes for all road users when driving or interacting with heavy vehicles. This work includes decisions about how we maintain and upgrade infrastructure, how we operate and regulate the road network, as well as working on projects to bring about positive changes to road user behaviours.

For the most recent information on NSW heavy vehicle fatal crashes, including a 12 month history and road user involvement, please see the weekly report published by the Centre for Road Safety.

Tips on sharing the road with oversize vehicles

Have you ever driven alongside or behind an oversize vehicle on our state roads? With wind farms being built all over NSW, there's a good chance you have. This video shows you what to do if you see a pilot, escorting vehicle or oversize vehicle while driving.

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The NHVR’s Chain of Responsibility gap assessment tool

Through a series of practical questions, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator's CoR Gap Assessment Tool enables you to examine your business practices and systems controls against known risks and recognised best practice.

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