IRTAD annual road safety statistics
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 2020 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.