Safety performance indicators—Western Australia

Outcome Measures – Western Australia

Safe Roads

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change6
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 28 18 -36.5%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 106 102 -3.8%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 39 27 -31.4%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 65 51 -21.5%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 81 72 -11.5%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads1 39 40 3.4%

Safe People – Responsible Road Use

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change6
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 35 21 -40.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 67 39 -42.1%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 13 17 34.2%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 24 33 35.6%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 35 31 -11.4%
Number of cyclist deaths 2 1 -57.1%
Number of pedestrian deaths 21 16 -22.6%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 28 20 -27.7%

Safe People – Irresponsible Road Use2

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change6
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit3 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 N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider4 N/A N/A N/A
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 37 26 -30.4%
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 – Western Australia

Safe Speeds

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change6
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 % Change6
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.

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