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Improved regional road safety

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Improved regional road safety

Updated 28 February 2019 12:55pm

Target: Killed and seriously injured totals, measured on an annual basis against a 5 year rolling average (CAS data), reduces to at least 50% of the 2009-2013 average.

People killed or seriously injured on the region's roads and RLTP target.
Source: CAS, NZ Transport Agency
shows the number of fatal9 and serious10 injury casualties for all vehicle types in the Wellington region as reported by the police to NZ Transport Agency via Crash Analysis System (CAS). A five-year rolling average is measured against the current data as it provides a more meaningful and statistically significant picture of trends over the short to medium term against which to measure future progress.
8 2014 total calculated using five year rolling average, actual total is 45 killed or injured for 2014
9 Injuries that result in death within 30 days of a crash
10 Serious is defined as fractures, concussion, internal injuries, severe cuts and lacerations, severe shock requiring medical treatment, and any injury involving admittance to hospital.
2014/15 Annual Monitoring Report on the Regional Land Transport Plan
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In 2014 the number of people seriously injured on the regions roads (164) was below the five year average of 177. In 2014 there were 12 fatal and 152 reported serious injury casualties. The number of fatal casualties has increased from 10 to 12 (from 2010 to 2014). Over the same period the number of reported serious injury casualties has decreased from 185 in 2010 down to 152 in 2014 (a 18% drop). The five year rolling average trend-line shows declining numbers killed or seriously injured in the region as both car ownership and usage has increased.
The above figure shows the number of fatal and serious injury casualties for all vehicle types in the Wellington region as reported by the police to NZ Transport Agency via Crash Analysis System (CAS). 

In 2017 the number of people seriously injured on the regions roads (247) was above the five year average of 179 (2013-17). In 2017 there were 14 deaths and 233 reported serious injury casualties. The number of deaths and serious injuries has increased by 8% since 2015, in 2015 serious casualties were at there lowest. This change is also evident at a national level with the trend toward increased road casualties. The five year rolling average trend-line (black line) is almost flat as casualties continue to rise.

 

Target: Total casualties on an annual basis against a 5 year rolling average (CAS data) reduces to at least 50% of the 2009-2013 average.

Total casualties on the region's roads and RLTP target.

Source: CAS, NZ Transport Agency

The total casualties for 2017 are 1158, this consists of 14 deaths, 233 serious and 911 minor casualties, rolling average for the 5 years is 957 casualties. For the last four years total casualties per year have been below the 2013 rolling average RLTP baseline of 1,080 casualties. The five year rolling average trend-line indicates a decline in total casualties which is a positive result for this outcome but if the recent increase in annual road accidents continues this will ultimately affect this trend.  The RLTP target is 540 casualties or below in 2025.