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Cost of Road Accidents in Australia

Publication Type:
Occasional Paper 91

Publication Subject(s):

ISBN:
0 644 07806 5

ISSN:
0157-7085

Release Date:
September 1988

The cost of road accidents is an important and controversial issue. However, it is difficult to derive an acceptable measure of these costs, and it has been some years since an attempt has been made to quantify these costs to Australia. This Paper presents a discussion of the methodologies used to produce estimates of the cost of road accidents (or the value of reducing their number), focusing on the major issues of contention, and provides estimates for Australia for the year 1985.