Operation AUSTRANS

Every year throughout May, police across Australia and New Zealand participate in Operation Austrans – a collaborative multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional enforcement operation to target road safety issues amongst the heavy vehicle road transport sector including fatigue, speed and drug use.

 

The operation has run for over 20 years, and involves a range of road, transport and safety authorities throughout Australia and New Zealand. All Australian state, territory and police jurisdictions and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) participate in Operation Austrans.

 

The statistics provided below are those captured during 2014. Please visit our Historial Figures page for statistics captured since 2010.

 

 

National Yearly Figures by Offence Type

TOTAL

Speed

936

Seat Belts

741

Mobile Phones / Distraction offences

327

Dangerous Driving / Lane Behaviour / Fail Give Way etc.

101

Drive Unlicensed / Suspended / Disqualified

290

Drive Unregistered and or Uninsured

650

Other Offences (relating to H/Vehicle)

2881

Dangerous Goods/OHS Offences

314

Permit breaches (Restricted Access / Over dimension etc)

499

Improvement Notices issued

543

Direction Notices issued (Stop Work / Off Load – NOT DRIVER TESTING)

796

H/Veh. Defect/ Breach Veh Standards (not speed limiting)

13525

 

Drug and alcohol offences[1]

 TOTAL

Drug offences (Possession/Use/Trafficking)

42

Heavy Vehicle Searches conducted (Any Authority used)

202

Alcotests conducted[2]

28868

Drink (Alcohol) Driving offenders detected (PCA / DUI)[3]

21

Drug Driver Screening tests conducted

6800

Drug Driver – Positive Oral Fluid / DUI Drugs

151

Alcohol / Drug Driving Direction Notices issued

120

 

Fatigue Offences & Risk Level

 TOTAL

Work Diary  - Exceed Work / Fail take required Rest[4]

1383

Work Diary  - Fail to Produce / Carry[5]

190

Work Diary / Supplementary Records – Fail to complete[6]

1440

Work Diary - Other (False Entries / Records breach etc.)[7]

820

 

 

 

 National Yearly Figures by Vehicle Type

 2014

Road Train/B Triple

5662

B-Double

20085

Articulated

28243

Rigid Truck

36661

Coach/Bus

3319

 

Footnotes

[1] 1 Drug Driver CIT conducted for NZ (a roadside impairment test - NZ do not have oral fluid tests, drug screening tests or direction notices)

[2] Entered by NZPol as “Breath tests conducted”

[3] Entered by NZPol as “Drink (Alcohol) Driving offenders detected” 

[4] Entered by NZPol as “Logbook  - Exceed Work  time/ Fail take required Rest”

[5] Entered by NZPol as “Logbook  - Fail to Produce / Carry”

[6] Entered by NZPol as “Logbook  / Supplementary Records – Omissions”

[7] Entered by NZPol as “Logbook - Other  - False Entries”