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The 2017 social cost of road crashes and injuries update shows the total social cost of motor vehicle injury crashes in 2016. This is estimated at $4.17 billion

The social cost of a road crash and the associated injuries include a number of different elements:

  • loss of life and life quality
  • loss of output due to temporary incapacitation
  • medical costs
  • legal costs
  • property damage costs

Injury costs are classified into fatal, serious and minor injuries as reported by crash investigators.

To read more and access the full report Social cost of road crashes and injuries publication.

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