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Table 5 Australian state and territory road safety strategies and targets

From: Are we there yet? Australian road safety targets and road traffic crash fatalities

  Strategy Targets Comments
NSW Road Safety 2010 halve the road toll, saving 2,000 lives by 2010 • reference year = 1998 during which there were 556 RTC fatalities
• thus, target is assumed to be no more than 253 fatalities in 2010
• average no. of fatalities 2007-2009 = 423
Vic. Arrive Alive 2008-2017 save an extra 100 lives per year by the end of 2017, prevent over 2,000 serious injuries per year and reduce the severity of serious injuries • reference year (assumed to be) 2007 during which there were 332 fatalities
• thus, target assumed to be no more than 232 fatalities in 2017
Qld Queensland Road Safety Strategy 2004-2011
'safe4life'
less than 5.6 deaths per 100,000 by 2011 • fatality rate 2009 = 7.5 per 100,000
SA The South Australian Road Safety Strategy 2003-2010 does not identify a state-specific target but refers to the national target of 5.6 deaths per 100,000 by the end of 2010 • fatality rate 2009 = 7.3 per 100,000
WA Towards Zero: getting there together 2008-2020 11,000 fewer people killed or seriously injured by 2020 (if strategy fully implemented)
• represents a 40% ↓ on the average number of people killed or seriously injured each year between 2005 & 2007
 
Tas. Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2007-2016 a 20% ↓ by 2010 in serious injuries & fatalities from 2005
a 20% ↓ by 2015 in serious injuries & fatalities from 2010
a 20% ↓ by 2020 in serious injuries & fatalities from 2015
• reference year = 2005 during which there were 51 fatalities
• a 20% ↓ would be ≈ no more than 41 fatalities in 2010
• average no. of fatalities 2007-2009 = 50
ACT ACT Road Safety Strategy 2007-2010 achieve better than the national target of 5.6 fatalities per 100,000 • fatality rate 2009 = 3.4 per 100,000
NT Northern Territory Road Safety Strategy 2004-2010 no more than 15 fatalities per 100,000 in 2010
• represents more than a 40% ↓ on current levels
• reference year = 2003 during which there were 26.5 fatalities per 100,000
• fatality rate 2009 = 13.8 per 100,000;
• however, average fatality rate 2007-2009 = 24.7 per 100,000
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