Ad­dress­ing heavy ve­hi­cle safety

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Heavy ve­hi­cle operators in the re­gion are in­vited to at­tend a fo­rum, to be held in Nagam­bie to­mor­row from 8.30 am to 10 am, to learn more about the new Na­tional Heavy Ve­hi­cle Reg­u­la­tions.

Be­tween March 2017 and March 2018, 184 peo­ple died from 163 fa­tal crashes in­volv­ing heavy trucks, and 32 peo­ple died from 27 fa­tal crashes in­volv­ing buses.

The fo­rum will ad­dress is­sues within the trans­port in­dus­try, with par­tic­u­lar ref­er­ence to the new Na­tional Heavy Ve­hi­cle Reg­u­la­tions.

Strath­bo­gie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said coun­cil en­cour­ages truck, bus and heavy ma­chin­ery com­pa­nies and operators to come along.

‘‘This is a great op­por­tu­nity to ad­dress heavy ve­hi­cle safety and en­sure all of our lo­cal operators un­der­stand the new reg­u­la­tions and have the op­por­tu­nity to ask ques­tions,’’ Mayor McClaren said.

‘‘At­ten­dees will hear from a num­ber of dif­fer­ent speak­ers, in­clud­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Vic­to­ria Po­lice, High­way Pa­trol and VicRoads.’’

Spa­ces at the fo­rum are lim­ited. To reg­is­ter, email [email protected]­bo­ with con­fir­ma­tion of at­ten­dance.

Light re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided at both ses­sions.

The fo­rum will be held to­mor­row at Nagam­bie Row­ing Club (301-305 High St) from 8.30 am to 10 am.

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