National Road Safety Data Hub
The National Road Safety Data Hub will provide the dedicated analytical and evaluation capability to support the next decade long National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30, provide transparency on the effectiveness of infrastructure investment and be an evidence base to drive best practice policy and investment outcomes. The Government is investing $5.5 million to over the next four years to develop the Data Hub to deliver these capabilities for researchers, community organisations and the public.
The Data Hub will support the Government’s commitment to achieve zero fatalities and serious injuries by 2050, by providing a measure the effectiveness of the new Strategy, the National Road Safety Action Plan 2021-2025, the Road Safety Program and other road safety programs and policies.
Information on the ongoing development of the Data Hub, along with analysis such as dashboards and maps, will be updated regularly. Please check back periodically for updates on the Data Hub’s progress.
Current Road Safety Dashboards and Maps
The hospital data presented in the Serious injuries from road crashes dashboard provides a provisional measure of serious injury. BITRE is leading a project to provide a national source of serious injury data by linking hospital and police crash data. Stage 1 of the report is available here: austroads.com.au/latest-news/a-national-approach-to-measuring-non-fatal-crash-outcomes.
The Data Hub is currently in development and we welcome your feedback on the Serious injuries from road crashes dashboard. If you would like to submit feedback on the dashboard, please email us at email@example.com.
Road deaths data from the Australian Road Deaths Database are presented in the interactive Monthly road deaths dashboard, which provides counts of road deaths by month, year-to-date, last twelve months and calendar year for the previous ten years. Road deaths are mapped for location (by remoteness area, local government area and Statistical Area Level 4).
Vision Zero dashboards
The Random Breath Testing in Australia dashboard allows users to see the number of random breath tests across all states and territories and compare this to the number of road deaths involving illegal blood alcohol content. Users are also able to compare the number of tests across jurisdictions and years.
The Roadside Drug Testing in Australia dashboard allows users to see the number of roadside drug tests across all states and territories. Users are able to compare the number of tests to the number of road deaths involving illegal drugs for a number of states and territories and compare the rate of testing across years and jurisdictions.
These dashboards were developed by The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) who support the Office of Road Safety by collecting and analysing road safety data. BITRE maintain a range of road safety statistical information including the Road Deaths Australia Monthly Bulletins, the Heavy Vehicle Quarterly, Road Trauma Australia—Annual Summaries and International Road Safety comparisons annual report.