Safety performance indicators—Queensland

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 65 46 -29.2%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 135 109 -19.3%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 61 52 -15.2%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 98 92 -6.4%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 170 131 -22.8%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads1 35 24 -30.8%

Safe people—responsible road use

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 47 26 -45.1%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 96 76 -20.6%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 23 30 30.4%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 43 58 35.9%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 61 50 -17.6%
Number of cyclist deaths 7 8 9.1%
Number of pedestrian deaths 33 35 7.1%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 67 35 -48.0%

Safe people—irresponsible road use1

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit> 49 45 -8.8%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 69 63 -9.1%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 34 20 -41.2%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 37 31 -15.5%
 20102017% Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system N/A 1 N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system N/A 4 N/A

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)2 9.5 9.5 0.0%
Average age of passenger vehicles 9.3 9.8 5.4%
Percentage of new light vehicles sold with a 5-star ANCAP rating N/A 92% N/A
Percentage of new vehicles sold with key safety features 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.