Safety performance indicators—New South Wales

Outcome Measures – New South Wales

Safe Roads

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change4
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 96 68 -29.4%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 176 166 -5.7%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 76 63 -17.1%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 149 132 -11.2%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 251 207 -17.4%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads1 11 14 23.5%

Safe People – Responsible road use

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change4
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 61 36 -41.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 128 83 -35.0%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 39 50 29.3%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 69 81 18.0%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 62 68 10.3%
Number of cyclist deaths 11 14 31.3%
Number of pedestrian deaths 56 45 -19.2%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 76 64 -15.8%

Safe People – Irresponsible road use2

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change4
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 58 46 -20.7%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 82 61 -25.6%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 49 30 -38.4%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 51 31 -39.2%
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system 29 59 103.4%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system 53 84 58.5%

Safe Performances Indicators – NSW

Safe Speeds

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change4
Number of deaths from crashes where speed was a contributory factor N/A N/A N/A
Mean free speeds at designated sites across the network N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of vehicles speeding by vehicle type and offence category N/A N/A N/A

Safe Vehicles

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change4
Average age of the vehicle fleet (years)3 9.4 9.7 3.2%
Average age of passenger vehicles 9.2 9.5 3.3%
Percentage of new light vehicles sold with a 5-star ANCAP rating N/A 89% N/A
Percentage of new vehicles sold with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) N/A N/A N/A

1 Totals for metropolitan, regional and remote categories do not add to the annual totals because some fatalities could not be coded to a regional category.

2 Fatality counts for each of the following indicators are lower-bound estimates – due to a substantial number of cases with unknown values

3 Based on estimates from the annual Motor Vehicle Census, Australian Bureau of Statistics.

4 Baseline figures are rounded to whole numbers. Calculations have been made prior to rounding for accurate recording.