Improved regional road safety
People killed or seriously injured on the region's roads and RLTP target.
In 2018 the number of people seriously injured on the regions roads (249) was above the five year average of 204 (2014-18). In 2018 there were 13 deaths and 236 reported serious injury casualties. The number of deaths and serious injuries has increased by 22% since 2015, in 2015 serious casualties were at there lowest.
The increase in serious injuries is also evident at a national level with a similar trend toward increased road casualties. The five year rolling average trend-line (black line) is almost flat as casualties continue to rise.
Total casualties on the region's roads and RLTP target.
Source: CAS, NZ Transport Agency
The total casualties for 2018 are 1289, this consists of 13 deaths, 236 serious and 1040 minor casualties, the rolling average for the 5 years is 1042 casualties. The five year rolling average trend-line indicates an increase in total casualties. The recent increase in annual road accidents will mean this upward trend will continue. The RLTP target is 540 casualties or below in 2025.