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Great southern road statistics

people died on the road in Great Southern between the years 2015-2019.

people were killed or seriously injured in Great Southern in 2019.

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Overview of Statistics

These statistics relate to the 5-year period of 2015-2019 and are restricted to killed or seriously injured (KSI) or serious crashes unless otherwise specified.

  • 46 people were killed or seriously injured in Great Southern in 2019.
  • 278 people were killed or seriously injured in Great Southern from 2015-2019.
  • KSI rate is 73.5 per 100,000 populations in 2019.
  • 63% of KSI were male.
  • 17% of KSI were aged 20-29 year old.

Types of Crashes

  • 21% of people killed or seriously injured were a result of a single vehicle run-off-road or non-collision rollover.
  • 44% of people killed or seriously injured were a result of hitting an object (excludes animals).
  • 63% of people killed or seriously injured occurred on roads with 110 km/h speed zones.
  • 16% occurred on roads with speed zones of 50 km/h.

Behaviour Statistics

  • Seatbelts were not worn by 11% of vehicle occupants killed or seriously injured.
  • Speed was a factor in the 26% of people killed or seriously injured.
  • At least one driver/rider blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 or higher was recorded in 3% of people killed or seriously injured.
  • Fatigue was suspected to be a factor in the crashes of 24% of people killed or seriously injured.**

**Restricted to proxy measures of fatigue.

Map of Great Southern Crashes

Overview of Statistics 2013-2017

Overview of Statistics

These statistics relate to the 5-year period of 2013-2017 and are restricted to killed or seriously injured (KSI) or serious crashes unless otherwise specified.

  • 54 people were killed or seriously injured in the Great Southern region in 2017.
  • 297 people were killed or seriously injured in the Great Southern region from 2013-2017.
  • KSI rate is 94.6 per 100,000 populations.
  • 57.1% of KSI were male.
  • 23.4% of KSI were aged 40-49 year old.

Types of Crashes

Most of the fatal and serious crashes that occur in the regional areas of Western Australia involve only one vehicle which has either run off the road and/or collided with an object or rolled over.

  • 21.4% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of a single vehicle run-off-road or non-collision rollover.
  • 43.2% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of hitting an object (excludes animals).
  • 68% of people killed or seriously injured occurred on roads with 110 km/h speed zones.
  • 9.6% occurred on roads with speed zones of 50 km/h.

Behaviour Statistics

These are the key behaviours involved in fatal and serious crashes for the 5-year period from 2013-2017.

  • Seat belts were not worn by 5.3% of vehicle occupants killed or seriously injured.
  • Speed was a factor in the 12.3% of people killed or seriously injured.
  • At least one driver/rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 or higher was recorded in 14.4% of people killed or seriously injured.*
  • Research indicates 34.1% of people killed or seriously injured involve fatigue.**

*BAC data missing for 2015 -2017 due to changes in the sharing of data from the Chem Centre WA.
**Restricted to proxy measures of fatigue

Map of Great Southern Crashes

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.