Safety performance indicators—Tasmania

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 13 14 5.0%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 21 10 -52.4%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 4 5 25.0%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 43 32 -25.0%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads1 1 2 50.0%

Safe people—responsible road use

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 5 2 -60.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 14 7 -51.2%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 3 4 20.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 8 8 0.0%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 6 11 83.3%
Number of cyclist deaths 1 1 0.0%
Number of pedestrian deaths 3 2 -40.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 10 8 -20.0%

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 7 6 -14.3%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 11 8 -27.3%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 9 5 -44.4%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 9 4 -57.1%
 20102017% Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system 8 5 -40.0%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system 11 6 -47.1%

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 11.9 12.8 7.6%
Average age of passenger vehicles 11.5 12.3 7.0%
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.