International road safety statistics

E-Survey on road users’ attitudes

image of the 2024 ESRA dashboard

The Australian Government, through the Office of Road Safety, participated in the 2023 E-Survey of Road User’s Attitudes (ESRA) which is coordinated through the Vias Institute in Belgium. 

The ESRA is an international joint initiative of road safety institutes, research centres, public services, and private sponsors from all over the world. The aim of the ESRA is to collect and analyse comparable data on road safety performance and road safety culture and to provide scientific evidence for policy making at national and international levels. The ESRA project conducts surveys every 3 years among road users in 38 countries.

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IRTAD annual road safety statistics

IRTAD road safety annual report 2022

The Australian Government contributes road safety statistics to the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis (IRTAD) Group’s annual road safety reports. View the latest report for 2022 and other IRTAD annual safety reports.







Annual international road safety comparisons

The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Research Economics (BITRE) publishes annual reports comparing Australia's road safety performance with other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development nations. View annual international Road Safety Comparisons.







Global status report on road safety 2018

The Global status report on road safety 2018, launched by WHO in December 2018, highlights that the number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million. Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years. The burden is disproportionately borne by pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, in particular those living in developing countries. The report suggests that the price paid for mobility is too high, especially because proven measures exist. Drastic action is needed to put these measures in place to meet any future global target that might be set and save lives. View the Global status report on road safety 2018.