Safety performance indicators—New South Wales

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 96 90 -6.6%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 176 162 -8.0%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 76 65 -14.5%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 149 137 -7.8%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 251 243 -3.1%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads1 11 9 -20.6%

Safe people—responsible road use

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 61 51 -16.4%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 128 101 -20.9%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 39 48 24.1%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 69 89 29.6%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 62 59 -4.3%
Number of cyclist deaths 11 8 -25.0%
Number of pedestrian deaths 56 54 -3.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 76 84 10.5%

Safe people—irresponsible road use2

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit> 58 42 -27.6%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 82 55 -32.9%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 49 38 -21.9%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 51 31 -39.2%
 20102017% Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system 29 51 75.9%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system 53 81 52.8%

Safety Performance Indicators

Safe speeds

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% 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

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Average age of the vehicle fleet (years)3 9.4 9.6 2.1%
Average age of passenger vehicles 9.2 9.3 1.1%
Percentage of new light vehicles sold with a 5-star ANCAP rating N/A 90% N/A
Percentage of new vehicles sold with key safety features 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.

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