Safety performance indicators—Tasmania

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 13 10 -25.0%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 21 14 -33.3%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 4 3 -25.0%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 42 32 -24.4%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads 2 1 -40.0%

Safe people—responsible road use

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 5 7 40.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 14 10 -30.2%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 3 4 20.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 8 5 -37.5%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 6 8 33.3%
Number of cyclist deaths 1 1 0.0%
Number of pedestrian deaths 3 3 -10.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 10 4 -60.0%

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 7 5 -28.6%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 11 6 -45.5%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 9 9 0.0%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 9 3 -67.9%
  2010 2018 % Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system 3 5 66.7%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system 3 7 133.3%

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 11.9 12.9 8.4%
Average age of passenger vehicles 11.5 12.4 7.8%
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.