Vehicle Accidents

Vehicles accidents biggest workplace killer – mobile phone use a contributor

Vehicles are the number one killer in the Australian workplace, accounting for 64 per cent of worker fatalities between 2007 and 2016, according to 2017 Safe Work Australia (SWA) data. Forty five per cent of workplace fatalities were a result of a vehicle collision on a public road. These figures may partially be attributed to […]

6 years ago

Changes coming to quad bike laws to improve safety

Four quad bike deaths in three weeks during February and March 2017 preceded a national quad bike safety summit and a grant of up to $2000 for farmers to purchase protective equipment, including helmets. The successive deaths of three elderly men and a six-year-old girl were the latest in the deadly activity which is the […]

7 years ago

Vehicle accidents are NOT more common at Christmas

Despite common belief and hyped up media attention, road fatality numbers do not increase during Christmas or Easter holiday periods. A 2006 Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) report analysed fatal road accidents during holiday periods and compared them to other times of year, over the 15 years from 1996 and 2005. It found that here […]

8 years ago