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
21/03/2023 Responsible Person Overload (tandem drive) $10,000
21/03/2023 Responsible Person Overload (quad) $10,000
21/03/2023 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (width) $5,000
27/03/2023 Driver Notice Breach (off route) $1,000
18/05/2023 Responsible Person Overload (quad) $2,000
29/05/2023 Responsible Person Overload (quad) $9,000
29/05/2023 Responsible Person Overload (quad) $8,000
29/05/2023 Responsible Person Overload (quad) $6,000
16/10/2023 Driver Load Restraint $500

30/10/2023 Loader Overload (tandem drive) $6,000
8/12/2023 Responsible Person Overload (tri) $1,200
14/12/2023 Responsible Person
Permit Breach
(off route)
18/12/2023 Loader Load Restraint $5,000
21/12/2023 Responsible Person
(tandem drive)
21/12/2023 Responsible Person Overload (quad) $10,000

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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