Safety performance indicators—South Australia

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 14 10 -28.6%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 56 42 -25.0%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 24 30 23.3%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 43 44 3.1%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 52 50 -3.8%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads1 17 6 -65.4%

Safe people—responsible road use

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 19 18 -5.3%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 43 26 -40.0%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 9 20 130.8%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 18 28 55.6%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 16 24 50.0%
Number of cyclist deaths 3 2 -25.0%
Number of pedestrian deaths 13 17 34.2%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 15 11 -28.3%

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> 23 15 -35.7%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 37 22 -40.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 14 18 31.7%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 25 19 -23.0%
 20102017% Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system 14 17 18.6%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system 16 18 14.9%

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 11.1 11.4 2.7%
Average age of passenger vehicles 11 11.3 2.7%
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.