Seatbelt statistics

In 2015, 31 drivers and passengers who lost their lives were unrestrained. Of these:

  • 84% were male
  • 77% were involved in single vehicle crashes
  • 63% of fatalities occurred on rural roads
  • 65% occurred during high alcohol times (see below)
  • 23 were drivers and 8 were passengers.

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Note: High alcohol times are those times of the day and week when casualty crashes are ten times more likely to involve alcohol than casualty crashes at other times.

High alcohol times

12am -6am

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8am - 10am

10am - 2pm

2pm - 4pm

4pm - 6pm

6pm - 12pm

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