Fatal 5

There are five main causes of serious injuries and deaths on the region’s roads. They are known as the ‘Fatal 5'.

careless driving
drink and drug driving
seatbelts
Mobile phones
Speed







What are the Fatal 5?

Road users who commit one of the Fatal 5 offences are far more likely to be involved in a fatal collision than those who do not.

People are dying on our roads as a result of motorists’ poor driving, reckless decisions and momentary lapses in concentration. Fatal collisions are heart-breaking - for the family, for the community, and for the responding emergency services staff who have to witness the tragedy and subsequent aftermath. Stopping any more deaths from occurring as a result of something unnecessary and totally avoidable is a top priority for us.

Last updated: Friday 04 November 2022

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