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Car Hazards - What story does the data tell?

Road users

Behaviour

Crash type

Environment

Click below to see road user injury statistics.

Click below to see how often each of these behaviours is a factor in traffic accidents.

Click below to see what the most common cause of car accidents are.

Click below to see the distribution of environmental factors in traffic accidents.

While drivers are usually the cause of accidents, they're not the only ones affected. Select the options below to see the distribution of who is hurt or killed and where car accidents occur.

There are several behaviours that can impair a driver's judgment. Other behaviours can make it more difficult for a driver to react in time to avoid an accident. Here we see how often each of those behaviours is a factor in traffic accidents.

A car accident can mean many different things. The most common involves one car but others can involve pedestrians, head on collisions or rear ending the car in front.See the most common types of accidents on Australian Roads below.

Driver behaviour is not the only thing that can increase the likelihood of an accident. Environmental factors, such as weather, lighting, and road surface conditions can also have a strong impact. Here we see the distribution of environmental factors in traffic accidents.

55%
Male
45%
Female

Gender

57% Driver
18% Passenger
12% Motorcyclist
5% Pedal Cyclist
8% Pedestrian

Road User

61%
Metropolitan
39%
Country

Location

5%
Alcohol

Alcohol

9%
Fatigue

Fatigue

18%
Speeding

Speeding

31% Collision while car is not under driver’s full control
3% Collision while car is under driver’s full control
9% Collision with pedestrian
5% lane-change collision
4% head-on collision
1% overtaking Collision
8% non-head-on opposing direction collision
13% Side collision at intersection
6% Maneuvering Collision
20% Rear End Collision

Crash
Type

80% Clear
7% Overcast
12% Raining
1% Fog/Mist

Weather

69% Daylight
6% Dusk
23% Darkness
3% Dawn

Lighting

83% Dry
17% Wet

Road
Conditions

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