OTSI Investigations into Bus Rollaways

Another Rollaway is the most recent Casino Bus Rollaway that came so close- but thankfully did not turn into a disaster!

A Safety Alert has been provided by OTSI (Office of Transport Safety Investigations) about recent incident notifications to OTSI that have identified several bus and coach park brake application failures where vehicles roll away because drivers have not applied the park brake before vacating the driving position.


The News video of a recent Bus Rollaway in Casino NSW depicts clearly how warning alerts do NOT work to stop vehicle rollaways!

By the time an audible / visual alert has occurred, the Driver / Operator processes the Alert, then takes corrective action, the Vehicle has already moved a distance, potentially causing damage and harm.

As can be derived from the video, the Bus Parkbrake was not applied, resulting in the Bus rolling away across a busy road and into a Petrol Station. This could have been a catastrophic event if it were not for the quick mind / action of a young school student that jumped inot Driver's seat and applied the Service brakes

This recent news article reported by the ABC Magazine also refers to a recent Bus Rollaway event that has prompted an investigation by the NSW Office of Transport and Safety Investigations (OTSI) into on Bus Rollaways.

Uncontrolled movement (Rollaway) occurs with many types of heavy vehicles, including Tractors, Trucks, Buses, Forklifts, Tractors, Mobile Cranes, Earthmoving Equipment, Waste Vehicles, Sweepers.

But there is a solution - LSM Sentinel® (pat. pend) VSS- an Australian designed, developed and made world's first Vehicle Safety System and LSM Technologies array of safety mitigation devices such as the LSM RollStop® Anti- Rollaway / Parkbrake Fail Safe control. 

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