Gippsland Road Safety Forum 24 September 2015

Gippsland Road Safety Forum 24 September 2015

Summary of Forum:

“WHO’S WAITING FOR YOU TO COME HOME?”

REDUCTION IN SPEED IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS FOR REDUCING ROAD ACCIDENT FATALITIES

Comparison at 21 September 2015

2014 FATALITIES 2015 FATALITIES
Baw Baw: 3

Bass Coast / Sth Gipps: 7

Latrobe: 2

TOTAL = 12

Baw Baw: 1

Bass Coast / Sth Gipps: 2

Latrobe: 0

TOTAL = 3

 

2014 SERIOUS INJURIES 2015 SERIOUS INJURIES
 

Baw Baw: 75

Bass Coast / Sth Gipps: 65

Latrobe: 35

TOTAL = 175

 

Baw Baw: 34

Bass Coast/ Sth Gipps: 37

Latrobe: 35

TOTAL = 106

 

FACTS

  • Drivers /passengers are 3 times more likely to die on country roads than on metro roads
  • 20% of fatal road accidents involve driver fatigue
  • 77% of drivers in accidents run off the roads
  • Of the 24 young drivers (18-25yo) killed in 2014

75% were males

71% were killed on country roads

63% were in single vehicle crashes

  • A 5km / hr reduction in speed can lead to at least 15% decrease in crashes

Gippsland Road Safety Forum ACC Doug Fryer, Beth Carr & Mick O’Keefe