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Parliamentary Questions


Question On Notice No. 285 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 September 2021 by Hon Sophia Moermond

Question Directed to the: Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Police; Road Safety
Parliament: 41 Session: 1


Question

(1) Between the years of 2016 and 2021, including all vehicle types, how many road crashes resulting in death or injury, were caused by impaired drivers?
(2) Between the years of 2016 and 2021, including all vehicle types, how many road crashes resulting in death or injury, were caused by unimpaired drivers?

Answered on 26 October 2021

(1-2)

The Road Safety Commission advises:

 

·         Fatalities in crashes by behavioural factor suspected – Alcohol - 2020, 42 fatalities; 2019, 33 fatalities; 2018, 30 fatalities; 2017, 35 fatalities; and 2016, 62 fatalities.

 

·         Total fatalities in crashes - 2021 (part year), 131 fatalities; 2020, 155 fatalities; 2019, 164 fatalities; 2018, 159 fatalities; 2017, 160 fatalities; and 2016, 196 fatalities.

 

The Commission is working to improve data collection and collation in a range of areas including in relation to impaired driving.

 

 

Note: Data is provisional and subject to change.