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07 February 2024
UPDATE February 14, 10am: This event has been cancelled due to the Grampians fires.
Heavy vehicle owners and drivers will have the chance to hear from industry experts and view road safety displays and presentations at Nhill Trailer Exchange next week.
Horsham Rural City Council and Hindmarsh Shire Council have partnered with a group of organisations to present the event on February 14 and 15.
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Themes to be addressed include vehicle safety, roadworthiness, overloading, towing, fatigue, speed and a range of driver safety issues.
Representatives of Victoria Police and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will attend, with a focus on providing advice rather than enforcement.
Horsham Rural City mayor Robyn Gulline said the event would also feature practical displays.
“The aim is to give the heavy vehicle industry a chance to find out the latest tips to improve their road safety,” she said.
“The Western Highway is one of the nation’s key interstate freight routes. Unfortunately it is over-represented in fatalities and serious injuries, so we are keen to do everything we can to help reduce the occurrence of these incidents.
“The event is also relevant to local transport operators, including farmers and livestock transporters, and we thank the Department of Transport and Planning, which has funded this event through its Community Road Safety Grants.”
Other key participants include the Department of Transport and Planning, Victorian Transport Association, Transport Workers Union, Livestock and Rural Transports Association of Victoria, Hindmarsh and Yarriambiack shire councils.
The event is scheduled from 4pm to 11pm on both days. Drivers and operators are invited to attend the drop-in event based on their availability.
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