Seatbelt statistics

In 2018, 18 drivers and passengers who lost their lives were not wearing a seatbelt. Of these:

  • All were male
  • 67% were involved in single vehicle crashes
  • 83% of fatalities occurred on rural roads
  • 61% occurred during high alcohol times
  • 17 were drivers and one was a passenger.

Proportion of motor vehicle occupant fatalities who were unrestrained