There was a 4.6 per cent rise in road deaths over the 12 months to 30 September 2023. We cannot explain these increases or be confident about proposed solutions, because state governments are withholding crucial data about road quality and crash causes.
In the June quarter, typical capital city household transport
costs rose by an average 0.5 per cent across Australia, and
typical benchmark regional household transport costs rose
by an average of 0.6 per cent.
The latest quarterly Benchmarking of the National Road Safety Strategy shows governments remain unable to track most of their agreed targets, and road deaths are now increasing, rather than declining as intended.
In the March 2023 quarter, the typical Australian household’s transport costs rose by almost 7.4 per cent. This is much higher than the consumer price index increase of 1.4 per cent over the same period.
The latest quarterly benchmarking of the National Road Safety Strategy shows governments remain unable to track most of their targets and road deaths are increasing, rather than declining as anticipated.