Safety performance indicators—Queensland

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 65 52 -20.0%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 139 106 -23.7%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 61 51 -16.8%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 98 77 -21.7%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 170 137 -19.3%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads 35 31 -10.6%

Safe people—responsible road use

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 47 35 -26.1%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 96 72 -24.7%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 23 31 34.8%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 43 56 31.3%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 61 43 -29.1%
Number of cyclist deaths 7 5 -31.8%
Number of pedestrian deaths 33 35 7.1%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 67 51 -16.8%

Safe people—irresponsible road use1

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 49 31 -37.2%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 69 43 -38.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 34 26 -23.5%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 37 30 -18.2%
  2010 2018 % Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system N/A N/A N/A

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)2 9.5 10.0 5.3%
Average age of passenger vehicles 9.3 9.7 4.3%
Percentage of new light vehicles sold with a 5-star ANCAP rating N/A 91% N/A
Percentage of new vehicles sold with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) N/A N/A N/A

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

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