New system to help improve heavy vehicle safety
Registered heavy vehicle operators can now access their drivers' demerit points balance, allowing them to better manage driver behaviour and improve road safety.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the Liberal and Nationals Government was committed to making NSW roads the safest in the country and reducing the number of crashes involving heavy vehicles is critical to achieving this goal.
“Transport for NSW has worked closely with the heavy vehicle industry and listened to their calls for a clearer system to help both operators and drivers carry out their work safely,” Mr Farraway said.
“Giving operators access to their drivers' demerit points record will allow them to identify and work with their drivers to address potential safety issues early.
"Improved education and training will help employers work with their drivers to prevent them from losing their licence and save lives on our roads.
“Crashes involving a heavy vehicle are likely to have more serious consequences due to their size and extra time and distance needed to stop.
“It’s also timely to remind all road users that they have an important part to play in preventing crashes involving heavy vehicles – give heavy vehicles plenty of space, stay out of their blind spots, take care and be patient.”
An operator must receive driver consent before accessing their drivers’ demerit points record. Providing consent to the release of personal information is voluntary.
To find out more about HVOSIP, please visit Transport for NSW.