TAC iRAP Road Injury Dashboard
Road crashes are the biggest killer of young people aged 5-29 years old worldwide. Tragically, the number of people whose lives are also impacted by severe and lifelong injuries from road crashes is even greater. For every person killed an estimated 30 to 50 people are injured. The scale of this tragedy needs to be understood to ensure the scale and urgency of our response matches the impact on humanity.
The TAC vision for Victoria, Australia is no road deaths and serious injuries – a future where every journey is a safe one. TAC is a Victorian Government-owned organisation set up to pay for treatment and benefits for people injured in transport accidents, promote road safety and improve Victoria's trauma system. Working closely with Road Safety partners, the TAC also invests in safer road infrastructure and develops campaigns that change behaviour and reduce the incidence of road trauma.
As a social insurer, the TAC injury data provides a unique insight into the injury types, crash types, road types and road user types involved, along with the total life-time claim costs that result from those injuries. The dashboard also highlights where in the health sector the costs fall and when those costs occur. These costs are often hidden from policy makers and the public and the TAC – iRAP Road Injury Dashboard is designed to shine a spot-light on the real cost of road trauma.
iRAP is a global registered charity with the vision for a world free of high-risk roads. With support from the FIA Foundation, Road Assessment Programmes are now active in over 100 countries worldwide - working in partnership with Governments, Mobility Clubs, research partners and development agencies to make roads safer. A five-star road is the safest and a one-star road is the least safe. Crash costs per kilometre travelled are typically halved with each incremental improvement in star rating. A high-level projection of the human impact of road trauma and the business case for safer roads worldwide is available at https://www.vaccinesforroads.org/.