Chain of Responsibility

Chain of Responsibility (CoR), introduced into WA in 2015, recognises the responsibilities that others have in the transportation of goods by road, beyond that of just the driver and operator. It means anyone who has control in the transport chain can be held legally accountable if by action, inaction or demand, they cause or contribute to road safety breaches.

The Chain of Responsibility legislation is contained in the Road Traffic (Administration) Act 2008 , the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 and the objectives of CoR are to:

  • Improve road safety
  • Reduce infrastructure damage
  • Improve deterrence and enforcement;
  • Promote a level playing field for industry; and
  • Improve business efficiency and compliance.
Chain of Responsibilities Prosecutions
COURT DATE PARTY OFFENCE TYPE FINE ISSUED
20/01/2020 Driver Overload (tri) $1,500
10/02/2020 Driver Overload (tandem) $2,000
10/02/2020 Driver Load Restraint $1,000
24/02/2020 Driver Permit Breach (off route) $1,000
9/03/2020 Responsible Person Notice Breach (off route) $5,000
10/03/2020 Driver Dimension Breach (rear overhang) $2,000
16/04/2020 Driver Notice Breach (off route) $1,000
16/04/2020 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (width) $5,000
16/04/2020 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (length) $5,000
16/04/2020 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (height) $5,000
16/04/2020 Responsible Person Overload (quad) $8,000
23/04/2020 Driver Notice Breach (off route) $1,000
23/04/2020 Responsible Person Notice Breach (off route) $5,000
30/04/2020 Driver Dimension Breach (width) $1,000
30/04/2020 Driver Dimension Breach (length) $1,000
30/04/2020 Driver Dimension Breach (height) $1,000
30/04/2020 Driver Overload (quad) $1,600
29/05/2020 Driver Load Restraint $1,500
3/07/2020 Driver Load Restraint $1,800
3/07/2020 Driver Fail to Obey Direction $500
7/07/2020 Driver Permit Breach (off route) $1,000
16/07/2020 Driver Notice Breach (off route) $1,000
16/07/2020 Responsible Person Notice Breach (off route) $6,000
22/07/2020 Responsible Person Dimention Breach (Livestock) $5,000
28/07/2020 Driver Overload (tandem drive) $1,200
4/08/2020 Driver Permit Breach (flags) $600
4/08/2020 Driver Load Restraint $1,000
4/08/2020 Driver Overload (quad) $2,000
4/08/2020 Driver Fail to Produce Permit $100
21/08/2020 Responsible Person Overload (single steer) $6,000
24/08/2020 Driver Load Restraint $1,000
4/09/2020 Driver Overload (tri) $2,000
4/09/2020 Driver Dimension Breach (width) $1,000
4/09/2020 Responsible Person Overload (tri) $10,000
2/10/2020 Employer of Driver Notice Breach (no access approval) $5,000
13/10/2020 Employer of Driver Fail to comply with direction $300
2/12/2020 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (width) $5,000
2/12/2020 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (length) $5,000
2/12/2020 Responsible Person Overload (quad) $6,000
2/12/2020 Responsible Person Overload (gross) $2,500
4/12/2020 Responsible Person Overload (tri) $20,000
4/12/2020 Driver Overload (gross) $1,800
9/12/2020 Responsible Person Overload (single drive) $6,000
9/12/2020 Responsible Person Overload (tri) $10,000
11/12/2020 Responsible Person Permit Breach (off route) $5,000
11/12/2020 Driver Overload (tandem drive) $2,000
11/12/2020 Driver Load Restraint $1,000

Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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