Sharing the road – What are drivers really ready to learn?
Keywords: Heavy Vehicles
Submission Date: 2007
The Victorian Road Freight Advisory Council advises VicRoads on the development, planning,
regulation and operation of road freight services in Victoria. Each year the Council consults with
the road freight industry and other stakeholders through a series of road freight forums.
One of the most frequently raised issues at the forums is the perceived lack of understanding by
the road users about the operational requirements of heavy vehicles. The development of a
comprehensive communication plan to improve the understanding of the issues related to sharing
the roads with heavy vehicles has been included as an action item in the Council?s Work
Program. The two projects summarised in this paper were commissioned to support this work.