Fear of prompting ‘copycats’ and a taboo around the topic often mutes discussion of death by suicide. In the transport sector, however, Australian train drivers are exposed to ‘suicide by train’ three times a week. New research suggests heavy vehicle drivers also face similar incidents. So has the time come for government and the wider community to partner with the transport industry to prevent ‘suicide by truck’ and support the parties involved?
Please take the time to read and consider this Thought Leadership. How people use the road impact other road users and when it comes to heavy vehicles…
‘There is a real human being here…I’m not an extension of this truck. I am a living, breathing human being and what you are about to do involves me.’
For more information, visit nrspp.org.au.
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