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 Breach Fine
7/01/2021 Driver Overload (tri) $5,000
11/01/2021 Driver Notice Breach (off route) $1,000
15/01/2021 Driver Dimension Breach (Width) $1,000
15/01/2021 Driver Dimension Breach (Length) $1,000
15/01/2021 Driver Dimension Breach (Height) $1,000
15/01/2021 Driver Permit Breach (off route) $1,000
15/01/2021 Driver Overload (tandem drive) $500
15/01/2021 Responsible Person Overload (single steer) $6,000
22/01/2021 Driver Overload (single drive) $2,000
22/01/2021 Responsible Person Overload (single drive) $10,000
19/02/2021 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (Width) $5,000
19/02/2021 Responsible Person Overload (single steer) $6,000
19/02/2021 Responsible Person Overload (gross) $2,500
19/02/2021 Responsible Person Load Restraint (mass) $5,000
22/02/2021 Responsible Person Overload (tandem steer) $2,500
22/02/2021 Responsible Person Overload (tandem drive) $9,000
22/02/2021 Responsible Person Overload (gross) $1,500
10/03/2021 Driver Load Restraint $500
20/04/2021 Driver Dimension Breach (Width) $1,000
5/05/2021 Responsible Person Overload (tri) $10,000
5/05/2021 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (length) $5,000
5/05/2021 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (width) $5,000
10/05/2021 Responsible Person Notice Breach (off route) $1,500
19/05/2021 Driver Overload (tri) $1,400
14/06/2021 Driver Dimension Breach (Width) $1,000
16/06/2021 Driver Load Restraint $600
22/06/2021 Driver Overload (gross) $1,200
25/06/2021 Driver Load Restraint $1,000
25/06/2021 Responsible Person Overload (tandem axle) $10,000
11/08/2021 Driver Load Restraint $1,000
20/08/2021 Responsible Person Overload (tandem) $5,000
20/08/2021 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (width) $15,000
20/08/2021 Director Overload (tandem) $1,000
20/08/2021 Director Dimension Breach (width) $2,000
25-26/08/2021 Driver Overload (single steer) $1,200
25-26/08/2021 Driver Overload (tandem drive) $2,500
25-26/08/2021 Responsible Person Overload (single steer) $5,200
25-26/08/2021 Responsible Person Overload (tandem drive) $12,500
1/09/2021 Driver Overload (tandem) $300
1/09/2021 Driver Dimension Breach (width) $1,000
21/09/2021 Driver Dimension Breach (Height) $1,750
21/09/2021 Employer of Driver Dimension Breach (Height) $7,000
21/09/2021 Loader Dimension Breach (Height) $6,000
13/10/2021 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (Width) $5,000
13/10/2021 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (Length) $5,000
13/10/2021 Responsible Person Dimension Breach (Height) $5,000
14/10/2021 Officer of Body Corporate False Misleading Information $1,000
20/10/2021 Officer of Body Corporate Overload (single steer) $900


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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