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1 Edition 4 November 2011 Heavy vehicle safety bulletin Produced by Transport and Main Roads in conjunction with the Road Freight Industry Council Heavy Vehicle Safety Working Group Heavy Vehicle Stability Safety Technologies Twenty per cent of road fatalities in Queensland involve heavy vehicles. About thirty percent of these crashes are related to loss of control or roll over. In February of this year, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) embarked on a project to investigate the Heavy Vehicle Stability Safety Technologies (HVSST) available that could reduce the number and severity of these crashes. The investigation looked into Australian crash reports to determine whether new and emerging truck and trailer technologies would have prevented the crashes from occurring. Benefits and costs were compared for various heavy vehicle configurations. Heavy vehicle stability safety systems are currently available from a number of manufacturers of heavy road transport equipment. South Australian and Victorian Governments amend counting time laws National uniformity on counting work and rest time is now a reality, with South Australia and Victoria adopting the nationally-agreed position earlier this month. Australia s transport ministers agreed to adopt uniform counting rules in June in response to industry concerns. Following the change, enforcement officers in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia will all count work time forward from a major rest break to determine if a driver has worked the correct number of hours in 24+-hour periods. Previously, enforcement officers in Victoria and South Australia could count work time forward from any rest break. Advisory systems to warn the driver of impending rollover developed over a decade ago have been superseded by technology development. Advisory systems were not considered in this project, nor were systems in the experimental stages such as those that pump up air bags. The technologies that were analysed in the investigation were: Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Electronic Stability Program (ESP) for rigid trucks and prime movers Roll Stability Support (RSS)/Roll Stability Control (RSC) for trailers and semi-trailers. Also in this edition: Road toll update 3 Distractions while driving 3 These technologies can be highly effective in potentially dangerous situations like: overestimating the safe curve speed (e.g. narrowing curves, highway exits)

2 obstacle avoidance manoeuvres with sudden steering input (e.g. steering from the shoulder back onto the road and skidding) laden semi-trailer in narrow curves on slippery surface (jackknifing on turns). Analysis of crashes In total, 440 stability related crashes were examined in detail, half from Queensland and half from Victoria. The table below outlines the configurations that were involved in the crashes. Configurations in assessed crashes Rigid truck > 4.5 tonnes GVM Qld Vic Total 36.4% 44.5% 40.5% Articulated vehicle 42.7% 49.1% 45.9% B-double 15.9% 6.4% 11.1% Type 1 road train 5.0% 0.0% 2.5% Conclusions The research showed that HVSST would be valuable for articulated vehicles but less so for heavy rigid vehicles. However, the analysis was not sufficiently detailed to determine if a sub-set of heavy rigid vehicles might benefit more than the whole group. The highest benefit cost arose from use of RSS/RSC trailer systems due to the high prevalence of the rollover of articulated vehicles and the lower cost of trailer systems. The majority of key stakeholders consulted during this project favour use of the technology. Therefore, there is likely to be strong support for a publicity campaign encouraging transport operators to fit the technologies to any new equipment purchased by their companies. A number of operators have valuable positive experience with using the technologies which could be used as case studies to support the campaign. Total 100% 100% 100% Table 1: Configurations involved in crashes that were assessed The average benefit (per crash) resulted from an assessment as to what proportion of the crash might have been reduced in severity while the overall benefit is the assessed reduction in crashes for the group of stability related crashes. These benefits are outlined in Table 2. Safety benefits in assessed crashes Qld Vic Total Crashes considered to benefit 41.8% 50.0% 45.9% Average benefit 54.6% 68.7% 62.4% Overall benefit 22.8% 34.4% 28.6% Table 2: Results of crash analysis An economic analysis was made and the results are outlined in Table 3. Articulated vehicles Rigid vehicles Trailers only Benefits $328.3m $205.2m $229.8m Costs $229.9m $534.0m $96.4m Benefit cost ratio Table 3: Results of economic analysis (7% discount rate over 15 years) Future actions As an outcome of this report, TMR intends to promote heavy vehicle stability safety technologies to the transport industry. TMR will also monitor the mandatory use of the technologies in the United States and Europe and further consider mandatory introduction in Australia when the appropriate technical standards have been identified in those jurisdictions. A copy of the Heavy Vehicle Stability System Technologies report can be obtained from the TMR website at

3 Road toll update For the period 1 January to 31 October 2011, there were 45 fatalities as a result of crashes involving heavy freight vehicles within Queensland, which represents 21.4% of the Queensland road toll. Of the 45 fatalities, 8 fatalities (or 17.8%) were heavy vehicle drivers; two fatalities (or 4.4%) were passengers of heavy vehicles and 35 fatalities (or 77.8%) were other road users (drivers, riders, passengers, pedestrians or bicyclists). Number of fatalities (monthly) Between November 2009 and October 2011 the number of fatalities in crashes involving heavy freight vehicles has remained fairly steady with the exception of spikes during December 2010 and May Fatalities as a result of crashes (involving heavy freight vehicles and NOT involving heavy freight vehicles) within Queensland, September 2009 to October 2011 (actual count) 2009-Sep 2009-Oct 2009-Nov 2009-Dec 2010-Jan 2010-Feb 2010-Mar 2010-Apr 2010-May 2010-Jun 2010-Jul 2010-Aug 2010-Sep 2010-Oct 2010-Nov 2010-Dec 2011-Jan 2011-Feb 2011-Mar 2011-Apr 2011-May 2011-Jun 2011-Jul 2011-Aug 2011-Sep 2011-Oct Involving heavy freight vehicles Not involving heavy freight vehicles The figure shows the fatalities as a result of crashes involving and not involving heavy vehicles within Queensland between September 2009 and October Distractions when driving It only takes a split second to lose your concentration. In 2009, one in every ten deaths and up to one quarter of all crashes on Queensland roads were the result of drivers being distracted. These figures have increased as the number of in-vehicle distractions has increased, particularly the use of mobile phones while driving. This article is based on information kindly supplied by the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety at the Queensland University of Technology (CARRS-Q). This article covers: the causes of distractions while driving the safety risks of driving while distracted the safety risks of using a mobile phone while driving Distractions The idea that men or women can multitask is a myth. The human brain biologically cannot perform two tasks at the same time. Instead, it must stop working on one task and then start working on the second task. A distraction is anything that occupies the brain, preventing it from working on the task at hand. They force the brain to constantly switch back and forth between the two tasks. The more complex or difficult the main task or distraction is, the longer it takes for the brain to switch between tasks. Driving involves a complex set of tasks. As such, drivers are more vulnerable to distractions, and the consequences of distracted driving are more serious. Driving while distracted current and future government responses to the issue. Deciding how to react to a hazard and then properly executing that reaction requires many different parts of the brain to work together, for example: visual information

4 auditory information conscious decision-making physical action. A person using a hand-held or hands-free mobile phone while driving is four times more likely to have a serious crash that results in hospital attendance. If a driver is distracted, these different areas of the brain may not be functioning at full capacity or may be otherwise occupied. For example, the part of the brain that is responsible for perceiving movement (the parietal lobe) is also used for processing language. Further to this, studies of drivers using hands-free phones have shown that drivers suffer from tunnel-vision, as the overloaded brain narrows its focus on the road. Drivers tend to make three different types of errors if they are distracted. They: do not recognise hazards make poor decisions how to react to hazards do not properly execute their response to a hazard. When the human brain is overloaded it tries to filter out information to reduce its workload. This can lead to drivers looking but not seeing, when the brain ignores critical information, such as red lights, corners and objects on the road. Where drivers not using phone looked Even if a distracted driver recognises a hazard on the road, they are less likely to react properly to it. For example, just listening on a phone has been shown to reduce activity in the parietal lobe by up to 37 per cent, greatly reducing a driver s ability to properly react to a visual hazard. Where drivers using a hands-free phone looked Many long-distance drivers report that they use a phone while driving to help combat fatigue. However, researchers are concerned about using a phone to help combat fatigue. Driving alone Driving while listening to Sentences Source: Carnegie Mellon University Using a mobile phone while driving When tired, the human brain is much less able to deal with complex information such as driving or conversations. As such, tired drivers already have slow reaction times, which become even worse when distracted. Using a phone while tired seriously reduces a driver s ability to recognise and react to hazards. Using a mobile phone while driving, especially to text, is highly distracting. Recent research has also shown that using a hands-free device is no safer than using a handheld phone. Additionally, the increased mental workload of driving while talking is likely to increase fatigue more rapidly. Research has also shown that external stimulus, such as opening a window, turning up the music or having a

5 conversation, only delays the effects of fatigue for very short periods of time (a few minutes at most). Consequently, while using a phone may help you stay awake for a very short amount of time, it does not prevent fatigue and it results in unsafe driving behaviour. Government responses The Queensland Government has adopted a number of strategies to combat distracted driving, including: Heavy vehicle safety list The Heavy Vehicle Safety Systems (HVSS) team, Department of Transport and Main Roads, maintains an group for notifying industry members of information relating to heavy vehicle safety. If you would like to be included on this list, please the HVSS team at roadway alerts, such as flashing lights, warning bells and rumble strips to alert drivers to particular hazards, such as level crossings and intersections roadway-vehicle communications, such as radiovoiceovers in tunnels and before level crossings bans on highly-distracting activities while driving, such as texting or using hand-held phones while driving education campaigns about the risks of distracted driving.

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