Some good news to start the new year with the road toll ending up the lowest in over 60 years. The provisional figure for 2013 is 254 which is more than 50 fewer than 2012 however that is up from the 243 it was nine days earlier when I wrote this post. The Christmas Holiday period road toll is currently sitting at 6, the same level it was for the entire holiday period last year but there are still a few days to go yet. I don’t have the information for injuries for this year yet but you can see how they compare to road deaths up to 2012 in the graph below
And here is the road death info by a few other metrics. Interesting how closely the deaths per 100,000 population tracks with the deaths per Vehicle Kilometres Travelled. Would be good to get VKT data back further than 2001 if it exists.
Hopefully this year we can see the toll reduce further.