Safety performance indicators—Northern Territory

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 2 3 80.0%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 34 18 -47.6%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 7 3 -59.1%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 20 14 -31.1%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads1 32 16 -49.5%

Safe people—responsible road use

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 9 7 -22.2%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 18 14 -23.6%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 2 0 -100.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 5 2 -57.1%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 5 3 -43.8%
Number of cyclist deaths 0 0 0.0%
Number of pedestrian deaths 10 9 -12.9%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 3 1 -66.7%

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 11 2 -82.4%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 15 2 -86.7%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 15 3 -80.4%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 17 9 -46.0%
 20102017% Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system 4 0 -100.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system 6 0 -100.0%

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 8.9 9.2 3.4%
Average age of passenger vehicles 8.6 9 4.7%
Percentage of new light vehicles sold with a 5-star ANCAP rating N/A 94% 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.

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