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CHAPTER 3

Fatal Crashes — 2002 to 2011

• This section analyses counts of annual fatal crashes. There are ten sets of tables :

Table 13 Jurisdiction and crash type

Table 14 Crash type and time of day

Table 15 Crash type and day of week

Table 16 Crash type and weekly time-block

Tables 17 Monthly distribution

Table 18 Jurisdiction and posted speed zone

Tables 19–20 Involvement of articulated trucks

Tables 21–22 Involvement of heavy rigid trucks

Tables 23–24 Involvement of buses

Table 25 Number of persons killed per fatal crash

• Over the last decade, total annual fatal crashes decreased by 23.6 per cent. The

estimated trend is an average annual fall of 2.5 per cent. These reductions are similar

to those for counts of deaths.

• Pedestrian crashes decreased fastest, averaging at a 3.5 per cent reduction per year.

Single vehicle crashes were flat throughout most of the decade, but during the latest

two years declined by a total of 21 per cent.

• Around 39 per cent of fatal crashes occur between 6pm and 6am. Of the total,

this proportion has, over the decade been slowly declining. It was 44 per cent ten years ago.

• Around 40 per cent of all fatal crashes occur during the weekend (6pm Friday to

6am Monday). This proportion has not changed over the decade.

• Fatal crashes occurring in low-speed zones (≤ 60 km/h) account for around 30 per cent

of the total. Crashes where the posted limit is between 70km/h to 90 km/h account

for 22 per cent, and crashes where the limit is above 90 km/h account for 48 per cent.

These proportions have not changed significantly over the decade.

• Numbers of fatal crashes involving an articulated truck declined over the decade by

an average of 2.7 per cent per year. Most (60 per cent) occur in zones posted

at 100km/h or above.

• Numbers of fatal crashes involving heavy rigid truck crashes have also declined over

the last few years (available data is post 2005). Around 45 per cent occur in zones posted

at 100km/h or above. Around 30 per cent at at zones posted at 60 km/h or below.

• Fatal crashes involving a bus number 25 to 30 per year. Most (55 – 60 per cent) occur

in zones posted at 60km/h or under.

• The average number of persons killed per fatal crash is approximately 1.10.

In low speed zones it is around 1.05, and in high speed zones it is 1.15.

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