Road Safety Annual Report 2018

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The IRTAD Road Safety Annual Report 2018 provides an overview of road safety performance for 32 countries. The report outlines the most recent road safety developments across IRTAD countries and comparative data for the main road safety indicators. It also offers detailed analysis by road user, age group and type of road. It describes the crash data collection process in IRTAD countries, the road safety strategies and targets in place and information on recent trends in speeding, drink-driving and other aspects of road user behaviour.



New Zealand

Following the all-time low in fatalities achieved in 2013, New Zealand registered four consecutive years of increases in the number of road deaths. Based on provisional data, New Zealand recorded 378 road fatalities in 2017, representing a 15.6% increase when compared to 2016. The mortality rate is of 7.9 deaths per 100 000 population, ranking New Zealand 28th among the 32 IRTAD countries with validated data. “Safer Journeys” is New Zealand’s Road Safety Strategy 2010-20. The strategy’s vision is a safe road system increasingly free of death and serious injury, and introduces the Safe System approach to New Zealand.


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