Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data September 2015

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1 Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data September Fatality rates for -month period ending September Number of fatalities Rate per, population¹ Rate per, vehicles² Rate per million vehicle kilometres travelled³... Fatality rates for -month periods ending September Fatality rate per, pop. Fatality rate per, vehs Fatality rate per Mvk. Casualty rates for -month period ending August Number of casualties* Rate per, population¹ Rate per, vehicles² Rate per million vehicle kilometres travelled³, Casualty rates for -month periods ending August Casualty rate per, pop. Casualty rate per, vehs Casualty rate per Mvk. ¹ Based on preliminary estimated population data ² Based on RMS vehicle registration data ³ Travel estimates are based on Australian Bureau of Statistics Survey of Motor Vehicle Use. * Based on preliminary data supplied by the NSW Police from the Computerised Operational Policing System (COPS) database. Casualty statistics are month in arrears.

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION : MONTHLY COMPARISON AND KEY POINTS SECTION : MONTHLY STATISTICS. FATALITIES. FATAL CRASHES. COMPARISON WITH OTHER STATES.. Fatalities.. Fatal Crashes SECTION : TRENDS. FATALITIES - OVERALL TREND.. Number of fatalities for months ending September, road user class.. Number of fatalities for months ending September, sex of fatality.. Number of fatalities for months ending September, age of fatality.. Number of fatalities for months ending September, urbanisation.. Number of fatalities for months ending September, RMS Region. FACTORS INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASHES.. Number of fatal crashes for months ending September, speeding involvement.. Number of fatal crashes for months ending September, fatigue involvement.. Number of fatal crashes for months ending August, alcohol involvement. SAFETY DEVICE USAGE OF FATALITIES.. Number of road vehicle fatalities for months ending September, safety device usage, road user class. MOTOR VEHICLE CONTROLLERS INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASHES.. Number of motor vehicle controllers involved in fatal crashes for months ending September, sex of controller.. Number of motor vehicle controllers involved in fatal crashes for months ending September, age of controller.. Number of motor vehicle controllers involved in fatal crashes for months ending August, alcohol involvement. CASUALTIES - OVERALL TREND.. Twelve months comparison.. Year-to-date comparison Explanatory Notes * Data are preliminary and are compiled on the first working day of the month. * Casualty figures reported in Section. are based on preliminary data supplied by the NSW Police Force. They are comprised of all casualties, including fatalities. * Vehicle kilometres travelled are estimates based on changes in fuel consumption since the Australian Bureau of Statistics Survey of Motor Vehicle Use. Prepared by NSW Centre for Road Safety Telephone: () Facsimile: ()

3 SECTION : MONTHLY COMPARISON AND KEY POINTS NSW road fatalities for September: - September Fatalities NSW road fatalities: monthly comparison - Year to date This month's key points There were fatalities during September, the same number of fatalities as September and the equal second lowest September total since records began in. The lowest September total occurred in (with fatalities). There were fatalities during the month period ending September, the same number of fatalities as the corresponding period in. Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data for September

4 SECTION : MONTHLY STATISTICS. FATALITIES Year to Year to Sep Sep Date Date Road User Class Driver Passenger Pedestrian Motorcyclist¹ Pedal cyclist¹ Other Age (years) Sex Male Female ² RMS Region Sydney Northern Hunter Southern South West Western Road Classification Freeway/motorway State highway Other classified road³ Unclassified road ¹ Includes passengers ² Includes unknown sex ³ Includes Main Road, Secondary Road and Tourist Road Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data for September

5 . FATAL CRASHES Year to Year to Sep Sep Date Date Urbanisation Sydney Metropolitan Area Newcastle Metropolitan Area Wollongong Metropolitan Area Country urban (speed limit =<km/h) Country non-urban (speed limit >km/h) Location Type Intersection Non-Intersection Route Princes Highway Hume Highway Great Western Highway New England Highway Pacific Highway Newell Highway All other routes Road Classification Freeway/motorway State highway Other classified road¹ Unclassified road RMS Region Sydney Northern Hunter Southern South West Western Type of Crash Car crash Light truck crash Heavy truck crash Heavy rigid truck crash Articulated truck crash Bus crash Motorcycle crash All fatal crashes ² ¹ Includes Main Road, Secondary Road and Tourist Road ² The type of crash categories are not mutually exclusive and must not be added together. Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data for September

6 . COMPARISON WITH OTHER STATES Please note that data included in this section represent statistics for the previous month¹.. Fatalities Aug Aug Year to date Year to date State/Territory New South Wales Victoria Queensland - South Australia Western Australia - Tasmania - Northern Territory Australian Capital Territory -.. Fatal Crashes Aug Aug Year to date Year to date Differ - ence State/Territory New South Wales Victoria Queensland - South Australia Western Australia - Tasmania - Northern Territory Australian Capital Territory - ¹ Source: Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data for September

7 SECTION : TRENDS. FATALITIES - OVERALL TREND Number of fatalities for - month period ending Sep -.. Number of fatalities for months ending September, road user class Road User Class ¹ - % - Driver. -.% Passenger. -.% Pedestrian..% Motorcyclist..% Pedal Cyclist. -.% Other. N/A. -.% ¹ The categories motorcyclist and pedal cyclist include passengers... Number of fatalities for months ending September, sex of fatality Sex of fatality - % - Male Female.. -.% -.% ². -.% ² Includes unknown sex Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data for September

8 .. Number of fatalities for months ending September, age of fatality Age - - % -. -.% -..% -. -.% -. -.% -. -.% -. -.% -..% -. -.% -. -.% +..%. N/A. -.% Distribution of fatalities for months ending September, by age and road user class¹ ¹ The categories motorcyclist and pedal cyclist include passengers. Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data for September

9 .. Number of fatalities for months ending September, urbanisation Urbanisation - % - Country urban. -.% Metropolitan..% Country non-urban. -.% Country unknown. N/A. -.%.. Number of fatalities for months ending September, RMS Region RMS Region - % - Sydney Northern Hunter Southern South West Western % -.% -.% -.%.% -.%. -.% Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data for September

10 . FACTORS INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASHES.. Number of fatal crashes for months ending September, speeding involvement Excessive Speed? - % - Yes. -.% % Yes.%.% No or. -.% % No or.%.%. -.%.. Number of fatal crashes for months ending September, fatigue involvement Fatigue? Yes % Yes.% - %..% -.% - No or..% % No or.%.%. -.%.. Number of fatal crashes for months ending August, alcohol involvement Alcohol? - % - Yes. -.% % Yes.%.% No. -.% % No.%.%..% %.%.%. -.% ¹ Data for blood alcohol concentration are only available up to August inclusive. Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data for September

11 . SAFETY DEVICE USAGE OF FATALITIES.. Number of road vehicle fatalities for months ending September, safety device usage, road user class Driver Passenger Motorcycle Rider/Passenger Pedal Cycle Rider/Passenger Road Vehicle Occupant Fatalities Safety Device? Worn..... Not Worn Percentage of fatalities using a safety device - ¹ Includes fatalities of other or unknown road user class. ² Excludes cases of unknown safety device usage Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data for September

12 . MOTOR VEHICLE CONTROLLERS INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASHES.. Number of motor vehicle controllers involved in fatal crashes for months ending September, sex of controller Sex - % - Male..% Female. -.%..%. -.%.. Number of motor vehicle controllers involved in fatal crashes for months ending September, age of controller Age - % - Under..% -..% -. -.% -. -.% -. -.% -..% -. -.% -. -.% +..%..%. -.%.. Number of motor vehicle controllers involved in fatal crashes for months ending August, alcohol involvement Alcohol Involvement Yes -. % -.% - No. -.%..%. -.% ¹ Data for blood alcohol concentration are only available up to August inclusive. Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data for September

13 . CASUALTIES - OVERALL TREND Casualty figures presented in this section are based on preliminary data supplied by the NSW Police from the Computerised Operational Policing System (COPS) database. RMS Region figures are estimates based on combinations of NSW Police Local Area Commands.These combinations do not correspond exactly to RMS Region boundaries... Twelve months comparison RMS Region Sydney Months ending Months ending % Aug, Aug,,,.% Northern,, -.% Hunter,, -.% Southern,, -.% South West -.% Western,, -.%,, -.%.. Year-to-date comparison RMS Region Jan to Aug, Jan to Aug, % Sydney,,.% Northern,, -.% Hunter,, -.% Southern,, -.% South West -.% Western -.%,, -.% Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data for September

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