Causal Factors in Fatal Crashes

Causal Factors in Fatal Crashes

 
Speeding

During 1998 speed was a causal factor in:-

  • 42% of fatal crashes (up from 36% in 1997)
  • 19% of serious injury crashes
  • 12% of injury crashes
  • 37% of speeding drivers involved in serious casualty crashes, were males aged 17 to 25 years. This group holds only 8% of licences.

 

SPEED FATAL INJURY TOTAL
1996 221 4122 4343
1997 208 3994 4202
1998 233 4245 4478

* RTA Figs

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