Speed compliance of heavy vehicles: final proposal and regulatory impact statement

In this report, a number of options to help address speeding heavy vehicles are explored, including an assessment of the costs and benefits of each option. The proposed approach is to develop a chain of responsibility for speed compliance. An economic analysis of the proposed approach and alternatives was undertaken. To give effect to the preferred approach, the National Transport Commission has developed model legislation for chain of responsibility for speed compliance. Under this approach, each party in the transport chain who can influence whether or not speeding occurs will have a measure of responsibility to ensure that the road transport task is carried out by a driver in such a manner that does not encourage or require the driver to speed. Drivers of heavy vehicles are not included under this legislation as there is already an existing framework and roadside enforcement that targets drivers; chain of responsibility for speed compliance focuses on off-road parties. The chain parties identified in the legislation include employer, prime contractor, operator, scheduler, consignor, consignee, and loading manager. This report discusses ways for these parties to comply with proposed duties and examples are provided.

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    National Transport Commission (NTC)

    Melbourne, Victoria   

    National Transport Commission (NTC)

  • Publication Date: 2007-10


  • English

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  • Pagination: 61p

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  • Accession Number: 01384956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 6:26PM