Safety performance indicators—Western Australia

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 28 18 -36.5%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 106 78 -26.4%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 39 33 -16.1%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 74 59 -20.6%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 75 72 -3.6%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads 1 37 24 -35.7%

Safe people—responsible road use

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 35 22 -37.1%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 67 45 -33.2%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 13 22 73.7%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 24 37 52.1%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 35 26 -25.7%
Number of cyclist deaths 2 7 200.0%
Number of pedestrian deaths 21 20 -3.2%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 28 27 -2.4%

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 3 N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 3 N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 4 N/A N/A N/A
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 37 17 -54.5%
 20102017% Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system N/A N/A 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)5 10.1 11.9 17.8%
Average age of passenger vehicles 9.7 10.3 6.2%
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 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 Excludes data from Western Australia as licensing data is unavailable and needed to determine legal BAC limit.

4 Excludes data from Western Australia as licensing data was unavailable.

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