State of the Road A Fact Sheet of the Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q)

Pedestrians make up approximately 14% of the annual Australian road toll.
• In Queensland in 2011, almost half of the fatally injured pedestrians were alcohol impaired at the time of the crash – 2 out of 3 were male and 1 out of 3 was aged 30-39 years.
• Young pedestrians are prone to distraction from smartphones, with 1 in 3 18-30 year olds reporting texting while crossing the road in Queensland.