[LINK] Mobile phone use set to be banned in vehicles

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Mon Feb 7 17:32:41 AEDT 2011

Antony Barry wrote:
> On 07/02/2011, at 4:17 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
>> I wonder how many car accidents are really caused by all this stuff.  Are we seeing a sudden surge in city car accidents? 
> Deaths are trending down http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/safety/publications/2009/pdf/rsr_04.pdf

Finding out what the stats are for car accidents and
injuries, which don't result in death, is much more difficult
and is rarely reported in the media. Where there isn't an 
the accidents are not even recorded. Though I would guess 
insurance companies have claims data.

> Table 2.2: Key indicators for serious land transport injury, Australia 2006?07
>                                                                    Persons*
>  Indicator                                Males      Females      Traffic     Non-traffic  Total*
>                   ?#
>  Seriously injured
>                              ( a)                                                                §
>  Person admitted to hospital              35,725       16,340     32,777         13,639   52,066

AIHW: Henley G and Harrison JE 2009. Serious injury due to
land transport accidents, Australia
2006?07. Injury research and statistics series no. 53. Cat.
no. INJCAT 129. Canberra: AIHW

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