Great Southern

people died on the road between the years
2012-2016. 

people died due to a single vehicle hitting an object.

Overview of statistics

The statistics on this page relate to the 5-year period of 2012-2016 and are restricted to killed or seriously injured (KSI) or serious crashes unless otherwise specified.

  • 71 people were killed or seriously injured in the Great Southern region in 2016.
  • 351 people were killed or seriously injured in the Great Southern region from 2012-2016.
  • KSI rate is 113.7 per 100,000 populations.
  • 61% of KSI were male.
  • 19% of KSI were aged 17-24 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.

  • 42% of fatal and serious crashes involved a single vehicle hitting an object (excludes animals).
  • 21% were non-collision single vehicle rollover or run-off-road crashes.
  • 57% of fatal and serious crashes occurred on 110 km/h speed zones.
  • 12% 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 2012-2016.

  • Seat belts were not worn by 10% of vehicle occupants killed or seriously injured.
  • Speed was a factor in the 22% of fatal and serious crashes.
  • At least one driver/rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 or higher was recorded in 9% of fatal and serious crashes.*
  • Research indicates 23% of fatal and serious crashes involve fatigue.**

*BAC data missing for 2015 and 2016 due to changes in the sharing of data from the Chem Centre WA.
**Restricted to proxy measures of fatigue.