NOVEMBER ISSUE 363
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.