Australia’s road crashes identify speeding as major cause
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
An analysis of truck crashes in Australia has highlighted that speeding is the primary cause. The report has been compiled by National Transport Insurance (NTI). Speeding was a cause of 21.4% of major truck crashes in 2015, although this was lower than the 27% in 2013. Driving while tired accounted for 12.2% of truck crashes. Among multi-vehicle fatal incidents, the driver of a car or light vehicle was deemed responsible. The report highlights key problems with regard to changes in driver behaviour and in particular singles out mobile phone use at the wheel as an increasing problem for road safety.