Car crashes statistics –
Serious injuries and deaths by road user, gender and age group
Transport for NSW provides some interesting statistics on car crashes in NSW.
|Number|| % Change from Dec 2015
Table 1 shows motorcyclists have seen the biggest increase and pedal cyclists the biggest decrease in serious injuries (after all other types).
|| % Change from Dec 2015
Table 2 shows serious injuries among females have increased twice as much as male injuries have dropped.
|Age group||Number||Actual change from Dec 2015|
Table 3 shows an increase in serious injuries in nearly all age groups, except for 17-25 year olds and over 70s.
|Number|| Actual change from Dec 2015
Table 4 shows drivers and pedestrians have seen the biggest increase and passengers the biggest decrease in deaths.
||Ratio Dec 2016 (Dec 2015)
Table 5 shows deaths among males are three times the rate of females but the percentage of female deaths has increased.
|Age group||Number|| Actual change from Dec 2015
Table 6 shows the biggest increase in deaths of 26-49 year olds followed by 17-25 year olds.
Increases over 2016
- More motor vehicle drivers, pedestrians, males and people aged 17-25 and 30-49 died on the roads
- More deaths in country areas (41% of all deaths)
- More crashes involving fatigue or illegal alcohol levels
- More fatal crashes on roads with limits below 60kmh or 80kmh
- More drivers 17-25 and 30-39 died
- More drivers of light trucks and heavy rigid trucks were involved in fatal crashes.
All information is taken from Transport for NSW sources:
- NSW road fatalities report 31 December 2016 (preliminary)
- Quarterly bulletin of serious injury crash data quarter ending December 2016 (preliminary).