Road Deaths Are Dropping
The annual Australian road toll has dropped from 1715 in 2002 to 1291 in 2011, the latest road deaths Australia report published by the federal Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) indicates.
The report shows a decrease in all types of fatal crashes over the last 10 years to 2011. This includes a decrease in crashes involving articulated and rigid trucks.
The average annual reduction in fatal crashes involving articulated trucks was 2.7 per cent between 2002 and 2011, while heavy rigid trucks experienced a decrease of 4.1 per cent in the same period.
Despite improvements and advances in both road construction and vehicle safety, drivers and road users in general can’t afford to take it all for granted. Airbags and seatbelts are no substitute for common sense and responsible behavior by all drivers.
For the full summary go to :
BITRE Road Deaths Australia – 2011 Statistical Summary