Registered heavy vehicle operators in New South Wales (NSW) can now access their drivers’ demerit points balance, as long as they have their consent.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said the new system would help operators and drivers carry out their work safely.

“Giving operators access to their drivers’ demerit points record will allow them to identify and work with their drivers to address potential safety issues early,” he said.

“Improved education and training will help employers work with their drivers to prevent them from losing their licence and save lives on our roads.

“Crashes involving a heavy vehicle are likely to have more serious consequences due to their size and extra time and distance needed to stop.”