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Australia Rider Fatalities - Reduction 2011.

Discussion in 'Research, Studies, and Data' started by robsalvv, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Based on the two latest reports from BITRE (Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport, and Regional Economics)

    http://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/2012/RDA_0512.aspx May 2012 on going 12months report


    http://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/2012/RDA_Summary_2011.aspx 2011 final road deaths australia results

    Motorcyclists fatalities are trending downwards in actual terms. This trend is even stronger in real terms when you factor in the increasing numbers of registered riders.

    Compared to 2010, there were 10% fewer riders killed in 2011. This is about 18% less than the peak number in 2008 - so this confirms an overall reducing trend in actual numbers. Given that there's been an increase in regos of something like 40% since 2008, the real terms trend then is very very strong and continues to reinforce that there's never been a safer time to ride. (Still need to get to the bottom of the AIHW report which says otherwise though).

    Some notable points:

    In the 12months to May, Australia's road toll remained basically the same, being only 0.2% lower than last year, while riders on the other hand experienced the largest % decrease of any road user segment. Pedestrians and cyclist numbers were well up.

    Victoria's total fatality trend has a slightly reducing trend, but has effectively flat lined in the last few years. (Based on this year's results so far though, there should be a reduction recorded in 2012 due to lower rider and pedestrian fatalities). To my eye, Victoria's incessant focus on speed - at the exclusion of most other things has been doing little more than nibbling around the edges.
    VIC RDA GRAPH 2011.

    And compared to cars, motorcyclists have recorded a LARGER REAL TERMS REDUCTION (fatalities per registration) from 2002 to 2011. ==> 0.94 to 0.55 fatalities per 10000 car regos versus 6.04 to 2.96 fatalities per 10000 motorbike regos.

    This is a bloody good news story!

    Congrats guys and gals.

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  2. So 10 years ago if you owned a bike you were twice as likely to die in a bike accident. Bloody good news!

    What are the major changes to riding with regard to laws, education and safety features over that time that has led to such a significant decline?
  3. Is this because the AIHW report includes the much larger group of 'seriously injured', and not just deaths?
  4. the AIHW were the team that came up with the original 38x number weren't they? If they're now claiming 10x then they implicitly agree with this too.
  5. Solid work, Rob. That's great news.