MUARC and the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP), in partnership with the Truck Industry Council (TIC) are working to improve heavy vehicle drivers’ vision of vulnerable road users. There is currently little international regulation governing vision requirements for heavy vehicles, with pedestrians and cyclists particularly vulnerable. Each year across Australia, four pedestrians are killed and 14 hospitalised in impacts involving a rigid truck in speed zones of 60 km/h or less.The project aims to provide a vision assessment framework for heavy vehicles used primarily in urban areas, along with evidence-based, cost effective and practical recommendations guiding the implementation of measures addressing the driver and the vehicle. The project, funded by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), is expected to be completed in November 2024. More information can be found below.

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