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Kimberley road statistics

people died on the road between the years 2015-2019.

people were killed or seriously injured in Kimberley from 2015-2019.

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Overview of Statistics

These statistics relate to the 5-year period of 2015-2019 and are restricted to killed or seriously injured (KSI) or serious crashes unless otherwise specified.

  • 51 people were killed or seriously injured in Kimberley in 2019.
  • KSI rate is 142.1 per 100,000 populations in 2019.
  • 223 people were killed or seriously injured in Kimberley from 2015-2019.
  • 54% of KSI were male.
  • 29% of KSI were aged 20-29 years old.

Types of Crashes

  • 50% of people killed or seriously injured were a result of a single vehicle run-off-road or non-collision rollover.
  • 19% of people killed or seriously injured were a result of hitting an object (excludes animals).
  • 64% of people killed or seriously injured occurred on roads with 110 km/h speed zones.
  • 20% occurred on roads with speed zones of 50 km/h.

Behaviour Statistics

  • Seatbelts were not worn by 28% of vehicle occupants killed or seriously injured.
  • Speed was a factor in the 18% of people killed or seriously injured.
  • At least one driver/rider blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 or higher was recorded in 6% of people killed or seriously injured.
  • Fatigue was suspected to be a factor in the crashes of 22% of people killed or seriously injured.**

**Restricted to proxy measures of fatigue.

Map of Kimberley Crashes

Overview of Statistics 2013-2017

Overview of Statistics

These statistics relate to the 5-year period of 2013-2017 and are restricted to killed or seriously injured (KSI) or serious crashes unless otherwise specified.

  • 50 people were killed or seriously injured in the Kimberley region in 2017.
  • 274 people were killed or seriously injured in the Kimberley region from 2013-2017.
  • KSI rate is 151.8 per 100,000 populations.
  • 41.4% of KSI were male.
  • 32.3% of KSI were aged 20-29 years 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.

  • 49% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of a single vehicle run-off-road or non-collision rollover.
  • 21.6% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of hitting an object (excludes animals).
  • 55.6% of people killed or seriously injured occurred on roads with 110 km/h speed zones.
  • 8.3% 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 2013-2017.

  • Seat belts were not worn by 19% of vehicle occupants killed or seriously injured.
  • Speed was a factor in the 6.5% of people killed or seriously injured.
  • At least one driver/rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 or higher was recorded in 21.7% of people killed or seriously injured.*
  • Research indicates 20% of people killed or seriously injured involve fatigue.**

*BAC data missing for 2015 -2017 due to changes in the sharing of data from the Chem Centre WA.
**Restricted to proxy measures of fatigue.

Map of Kimberley Crashes

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.