Safety performance indicators—Western Australia

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 28 23 -18.8%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 106 90 -15.1%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 39 19 -51.7%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 65 52 -20.0%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 81 80 -1.6%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads 1 39 26 -32.8%

Safe people—responsible road use

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 35 20 -42.9%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 67 37 -45.0%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 13 14 10.5%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 24 24 -1.4%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 35 28 -20.0%
Number of cyclist deaths 2 5 114.3%
Number of pedestrian deaths 21 15 -27.4%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 28 20 -27.7%

Safe people—irresponsible road use 2

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2018 % Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 3 N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 3 N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 4 N/A N/A N/A
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 37 24 -35.7%
  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) 5 10.1 11.2 10.9%
Average age of passenger vehicles 9.7 10.7 10.3%
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 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 Excludes data from Western Australia as licensing data is unavailable and needed to determine legal BAC limit.

4 Excludes data from Western Australia as licensing data was unavailable.

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