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Queensland tops nation's 2021 road toll

by Australian Road Research Board on February 28, 2022

Queensland had the highest road toll in the nation in a COVID lockdown-affected 2021.

Overall, more people died in 2021 on Australian roads than 2020 – also affected by restrictions of movement and lockdown.

But the increased national road toll is being largely attributed to Queensland – which had more road deaths that any other State or Territory – and a significant increase of more than 10% on the previous year.

Heavy vehicles and motorcyclists bear the brunt of this carnage. Motorcyclists were involved in around 20% of Australia’s fatal road crashes – again, a significant rise on the previous year.

Full story in The Queenslander

Topics: ARRB News, QLD, Research, Heavy Vehicles, Road Safety