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Road Users Responsible For Fatal & Serious Injury Collisions 2005-2009

Chart showing those most responsible for fatal or serious injury crashes between 1999 and 2003
Road Users Responsible for Killed & Seriously Injured 2005-2009
Road User Percent Fatalities
  All drivers 67.98%
  Passengers 0.36%
  Pedestrians 13.95%
  Motorcyclists 11.63%
  Pedal Cyclists 0.89%
  Other Factors 5.19%
  • Drivers are responsible for the highest percentage of road fatalities and serious injuries
  • Male drivers aged 17-24 are 4.4 times more likely to cause death or serious injury on our roads, followed by male drivers aged 25-34 and then female drivers aged 17-24 years old
  • While male drivers aged 17-24 are the number one killers for speed, other drivers account for half of all fatalities and serious injuries due to speed – so speed is everybody’s problem
  • Male drivers aged 17-24 are 5.2 times more likely to cause death or serious injury on our roads due to speed, followed by male drivers aged 25-34 and female drivers aged 17-24 years old
  • Male drivers aged 17-24 are 4.9 times more likely to cause death or serious injury on our roads due to driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, followed by males aged 25-34 and males aged 35-49 years old
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