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.



Based on provisional data, Australia recorded 1226 road fatalities in 2017, representing a 5.4% decrease when compared to 2016. The mortality rate is 5.0 deaths per 100000 population. Riders of motorised two or three-wheelers and pedestrians experienced an increase in road fatalities.A new National Safety Action Plan 2018-2020 was endorsed by the Transport and Infrastructure Council on 18 May 2018.


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