Safety performance indicators—Northern Territory

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 2 1 -40.0%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 34 34 -1.0%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 7 10 36.4%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 20 10 -50.0%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads1 32 39 23.2%

Safe people—responsible road use

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 9 2 -77.8%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 18 8 -56.4%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 2 3 50.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 5 4 -14.3%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 5 8 50.0%
Number of cyclist deaths 0 0 0.0%
Number of pedestrian deaths 10 11 6.5%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 3 0 -100.0%

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 11 7 -38.2%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 15 16 6.7%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 15 12 -21.7%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 17 6 -64.0%
  2010 2018 % Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system 6 5 -16.7%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system 12 7 -36.4%

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 8.9 9.5 6.7%
Average age of passenger vehicles 8.6 9.3 8.1%
Percentage of new light vehicles sold with a 5-star ANCAP rating N/A 93% 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.