Heavy ve­hi­cle fo­rum

Shepparton News - Country News - - OPINION -

Heavy ve­hi­cle op­er­a­tors in Strath­bo­gie Shire and the sur­round­ing re­gion are invited to attend fo­rums 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.

Road­safe Goul­burn Val­ley is part­ner­ing with Strath­bo­gie Shire Coun­cil, VicRoads, Re­gional Roads Vic­to­ria, Driver Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre of Aus­tralia, the Na­tional Heavy Ve­hi­cle Reg­u­la­tor and Vic­to­ria Po­lice to de­liver the De­cem­ber 6 fo­rums which will ad­dress is­sues within to­day’s trans­port in­dus­try, with par­tic­u­lar ref­er­ence to the new Na­tional Heavy Ve­hi­cle Reg­u­la­tions.

Strath­bo­gie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said coun­cil en­cour­aged 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,’’ Ms McClaren said.

The ses­sions will be held in Nagam­bie and Euroa:

■ Ses­sion 1: Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6 from 8.30 am to 10 am at Nagam­bie Row­ing Club, 301-305 High St, Nagam­bie.

■ Ses­sion 2: Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6 from 11.30 am to 1 pm at Euroa Con­fer­ence Cen­tre, Me­mo­rial Oval, Slee St, Euroa.

Light re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided at both ses­sions. ■ To reg­is­ter for ei­ther fo­rum, email: [email protected]­bo­gie.vic.gov.au with con­fir­ma­tion of at­ten­dance at one of the

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