NSW councils win HVSI funding for power-nap initiative

Two adjoining councils in the central west of NSW have successfully applied for federal funding for an innovative driver behaviour-change campaign.

The Orange City Council and the Cabonne Shire have secured Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI) funding for their campaign pointing out the early warning signs of driver fatigue and encouraging power naps.

The Flinders Ranges Council in South Australia secured funding for the development of a route assessment and risk analysis of its local and heavy vehicle road network.

Round 6 HVSI funding totalled $5.5 million, with grants going to 28 road safety projects backing new education, research, training and technology initiatives aimed at delivering improved safety outcomes for the heavy vehicle industry and the wider community.

The Australian Road Research Board has won funding to develop a national truck rollover risk map to identify and eliminate high-risk locations on the road freight network.