The growing number of daily vehicle accidents which involve heavy vehicles

 
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

As for banning your male drivers, may be some merit there.Laughing
michaelgm
Should help reduce the number of collisions caused by female drivers, if there are fewer cars for them to hit in car parks.

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  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

.....................81 percent of the time, car drivers were assigned at fault, says the study, versus 27 percent for truck drivers..................

=108%
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

The male/young driver thing is based on insurance claims and not weighted for distance driven per year. Insurance claims don’t include the distance driven by the driver (and how would the companies know it was true if they did). Male and young drivers still drive more per year than do female or older drivers respectively.

Much the same for trucks. If they only constitute 10% of the traffic they should only cause 10% of the accidents
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
.....................81 percent of the time, car drivers were assigned at fault, says the study, versus 27 percent for truck drivers..................

=108%
"kitchgp"


Yeah, likely joint error.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
The male/young driver thing is based on insurance claims and not weighted for distance driven per year. Insurance claims don’t include the distance driven by the driver (and how would the companies know it was true if they did). Male and young drivers still drive more per year than do female or older drivers respectively.

Much the same for trucks. If they only constitute 10% of the traffic they should only cause 10% of the accidents
kitchgp
Considering the km driven by trucks then their accident rate is even lower.

If we look towards the future, automation if not full control of the vehicle certainly computer vigilance is growing and will solve many of the issues causing accidents today, ie falling asleep, drunk driving, crossing the centre line speeding etc.  Taking this back to rail, heavy vehicle road accidents will play a decreasing argument to switch to rail as will costs eventually if the driver is removed in 15-20 years or so time as predicted for dual carriageway highway running.
  Trans-Siberian Station Master

Location: Krasnoyarsk, Siberia
Current Licencing ought to be similar as in Aviation....like presently between motorcycles, cars, buses & trucks (heavy vehicles).

A driver completes the L Plate & P Plate courses....allowing them to operate a standard Sedan; plus Advanced Driving courses need to be mandatory....how to manage a skid, driving to conditions, basic maintenance - check water, oil, tyre pressure & condition, etc

To operate other types of vehicles the driver needs to have an endorsement for that type of vehicle BEFORE they can own and/or drive another type of vehicle....such as a 4-wheel drive/off-road - Landcruiser/Navara/Pajero/Discovery etc.

Drivers then would be MORE familiar of the characteristics of the type of vehicle they are driving - Sedan/Coupe; Sports Vehicles - Holden SV, Ford FPV, Pasta Rockets, etc; SUV; 4-wheel drive - Landcruiser/Navara/Pajero/Discovery etc; Utes - Hilux, Maloo, Tridon, etc.

Similarly for hauling trailers.....the driver needs to have a Trailer operating endorsement BEFORE they can own and/or rent such a trailer whether it be small single axle or a 2 axle Tandem trailer.

Also Medical & Retest Rules & Driving test for Drivers every 5/10 years.  Presently in Aviation, a Bi-annual Flight Review is mandatory if you want to retain your endorsements.


Cynics would say this gives the RTA the licence to print money; but, it would compel licenced drivers to be better educated and perhaps change the present driving culture of Give me my Right of Way...!.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Here we go again and another serious accident.  The driver charged and a family destroyed.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/driver-charged-after-mother-and-five-year-old-boy-killed-in-crash-near-ballarat-20191230-p53nhq.html

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