Heavy commercial vehicle speed and operational safety study: summary and recommendations

The report was considered in conjunction with a review of the current 100 km/h absolute speed limit in Victoria. It is recommended that the 100 km/h absolute speed limit should remain, but to improve its effectiveness as a road safety measure its continuation be accompanied by a campaign of public education and increased enforcement, particularly on roads with bad accident records. Concurrently, it recommends 1) that the need had been identified for attention to a number of important safety measures relating to the operation of heavy commercial vehicles, and 2) that the recommendations included within the summary and recommendations report of the study be endorsed for further action, with the exception, 3) that the current maximum speed limit for heavy commercial vehicles in Victoria of 65 km/h be increased to 80 km/h, and 4) that the study's recommendation for a 90 km/h maximum heavy vehicle speed limit, and for various changes in vehicle standards, be referred to the relevant committees of the Australian Transport Advisory Council.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Safety and Traffic Authority, Victoria

  • Publication Date: 1978-9


  • English

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  • Pagination: 69P

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01439804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:33PM