Road Safety

In Australia, road safety is a major concern. Some of the common hazards and issues include speeding, drunk or drug driving, not wearing seat belts, and using mobile phones while driving. According to BITRE [1], in 2020 men accounted for the majority of road fatalities in Australia, making up 69% of all road deaths. BITRE [1] also reported that men were overrepresented in fatal road crashes, with a higher rate of involvement in crashes per population compared to women. Young male drivers aged 17-25 years were particularly overrepresented in fatal road crashes. These statistics highlight the need for continued efforts to improve road safety, especially for male drivers.

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Research and reports relating to road safety can be found below:


1.Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts, . Road trauma australia - annual summaries 2023; Available from: