NOVEM­BER IS­SUE 363

ABC (Australia) - - YEAR IN REVIEW -

BUS SAFETY

Sta­tis­tics showed that 213 road fa­tal­i­ties in­volved heavy ve­hi­cles last year, with 11.3 per cent of those in­clud­ing a bus. The num­ber of fa­tal bus crashes is up marginally on 2015, after a good three years of low bus crash fa­tal­i­ties, and has now reached pre-2012 lev­els again. These find­ings are de­tailed in the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment De­part­ment of In­fra­struc­ture and Re­gional De­vel­op­ment’s road trauma in­volv­ing heavy ve­hi­cles 2016 sta­tis­ti­cal sum­mary. This re­port presents counts and rates of fa­tal crashes, fa­tal­i­ties and hos­pi­talised in­juries from road traf­fic crashes in which one or more heavy ve­hi­cles were in­volved.

THE BIG SHOW

Fea­tur­ing more than 100 ex­hibitors, the 2017 Aus­trala­sia Bus and Coach Expo was a great event for the in­dus­try and an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to get an up-close look at what’s new to the mar­ket. Held at the Gold Coast Con­ven­tion Cen­tre over two days on Septem­ber 25 and 26, the event pro­vided a great chance to talk di­rectly to the man­u­fac­tur­ers.

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