Operation AUSTRANS

Every year, 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 2015. Please visit our Historical Figures page for statistics captured since 2010.

 

 

National Yearly Figures by Offence Type

TOTAL

Speed

574

Seat Belts

402

Mobile Phones / Distraction offences

237

Dangerous Driving / Lane Behaviour / Fail Give Way etc.

52

Drive Unlicensed / Suspended / Disqualified

323

Drive Unregistered and or Uninsured

574

Other Offences (relating to H/Vehicle)

2680

Dangerous Goods/OHS Offences

191

Permit breaches (Restricted Access / Over dimension etc)

314

Improvement Notices issued

348

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

249

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

1494

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

5169

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

1076

 

Drug and alcohol offences[1]

 TOTAL

Drug offences (Possession/Use/Trafficking)

71

Heavy Vehicle Searches conducted (Any Authority used)

126

Alcotests conducted[2]

51393

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

36

Drug Driver Screening tests conducted

7531

Drug Driver – Positive Oral Fluid / DUI Drugs

154

Alcohol / Drug Driving Direction Notices issued

10

 

Fatigue Offences & Risk Level

 TOTAL

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

1100

Work Diary  - Fail to Produce / Carry[5]

281

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

1120

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

455

Fatigue Accreditation breach - Fail carry documents etc. 

48 

Drive whilst Fatigued 

29 

Fatigue Offences committed by other Party (COR) 

238 

Mass, Dimensions, Loading and Risk level

 
Exceed mass 1511 
Exceed dimensions 387 
Load restraint 1518 
Mass/Dim./Load Offence committed by other Party (COR) 76
Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiting  
 Speed Limiting Breach / possess device – Driver Liability  145
 Speed Limiting Breach – Operator Liability  1

 

 

 

 National Yearly Figures by Vehicle Type

 2015

Road Train/B Triple

5819

B-Double

19295

Articulated

22496

Rigid Truck

25863

Coach/Bus

1038

 

Footnotes

[1] 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”