Safety performance indicators—South Australia

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 14 18 28.6%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 56 38 -32.1%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 24 16 -34.2%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 42 20 -52.0%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 52 52 -0.6%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads 18 8 -54.7%

Safe people—responsible road use

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 19 11 -42.1%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 43 22 -49.2%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 9 13 50.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 18 18 0.0%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 16 10 -37.5%
Number of cyclist deaths 3 7 162.5%
Number of pedestrian deaths 13 6 -52.6%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 15 10 -34.8%

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 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 12 -67.3%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 14 8 -41.5%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 25 8 -67.6%
  2010 2018 % Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system 15 10 -33.3%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system 16 18 14.9%

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 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 92% 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, Au