Safety performance indicators—New South Wales

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 96 68 -29.4%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 176 140 -20.5%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 76 74 -2.6%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 149 144 -3.1%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 251 192 -23.4%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads1 11 11 -2.9%

Safe people—responsible road use

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 61 53 -13.1%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 128 100 -21.7%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 39 43 11.2%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 69 79 15.0%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 62 54 -12.4%
Number of cyclist deaths 11 9 -15.6%
Number of pedestrian deaths 56 69 24.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 76 59 -22.4%

Safe people—irresponsible road use2

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
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 64 -22.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 49 28 -42.5%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 51 31 -39.2%
  2010 2018 % Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system 29 39 34.5%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system 53 69 30.2%

Safety Performance Indicators

Safe speeds

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
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)
2018 % Change
Average age of the vehicle fleet (years)3 9.4 9.6 2.1%
Average age of passenger vehicles 9.2 9.4 2.2%
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.

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