Safety performance indicators—South Australia

Outcome Measures – South Australia

Safe Roads

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change3
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 14 20 42.9%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 56 47 -16.1%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 24 20 -17.8%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 42 41 -1.6%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 52 59 12.7%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads 18 14 -20.8%

Safe People – Responsible Road Use

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change3
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 19 15 -21.1%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 43 29 -33.1%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 9 20 130.8%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 18 28 55.6%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 16 17 6.3%
Number of cyclist deaths 3 7 162.5%
Number of pedestrian deaths 13 21 65.8%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 15 30 95.7%

Safe People – Irresponsible Road Use1

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change3
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 23 10 -57.1%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 37 11 -70.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 14 12 -12.2%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 25 16 -35.1%
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system 15 13 -13.3%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system 16 18 12.5%

Safety Performance Indicators – South Australia

Safe Speeds

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change3
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 % Change3
Average age of the vehicle fleet (years)2 11.1 11.7 5.4%
Average age of passenger vehicles 11.0 11.6 5.5%
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 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.

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