House Standing Committee on Road Safety
Inquiry into heavy vehicle safety
On 31 May 1977, the Standing Committee on Road Safety tabled its report entitled Heavy vehicle safety.
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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 8 chapters and 14 appendices.
Heavy vehicle safety
Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 4 (PDF 3489KB)
Committee Membership, Contents, List of Recommendations, List of Abbreviations
Ch2: Regulatory measures bearing on safety
Ch3: The nature and extent of the problem
Ch4: Accident avoidance
Part B: Chapter 5 to Appendix 14 (end) (PDF 4402KB)
Ch5: Occupant protection
Ch7: The driver
Appendix 1: List of witnesses
Appendix 2: Application of Australian Design Rules to heavy vehicles by vehicle category and date
Appendix 3: Manufacturing costs per vehicle of safety related Australian Design Rules
Appendix 4: Summaries of dimensional limits, speed limits and weight limitations to basic vehicle types.
Appendix 5: Basic vehicle options manufactured by International Harvester Ltd
Appendix 6: Estimates of freight and passenger transport task in Australia
Appendix 7: Statistical summaries on vehicle accident involvement in South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia
Appendix 8: South Australian accidents involving heavy vehicles in 1974
Appendix 9: Mechanical failure - component against accident type and accident severity
Appendix 10: Statistics on roll-over and jack-knife accidents in oil company owned and operated equipment - July 1975 to November 1976
Appendix 11: Draft Regulation 410 on rear marking plates
Appendix 12: Draft Regulation 1710 on rear-end protection
Appendix 13: Draft Regulation 120 on limitations on alterations to motor vehicles
Appendix 14: Section 148(1) of the South Australian Motor Vechicles Act 1959-1976
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