Towards Zero Road Safety Quarterly Statistics

The TAC Towards Zero Road Safety Quarterly Statistics Report contains statistical information on the lives lost and injuries* sustained on Victorian roads in transport accidents.

*Injuries requiring hospitalisation within 7 days of the accident.

See below for the latest Towards Zero Quarterly Statistics report:

Key numbers from the report

For a 12 month period from October 2019 to September 2020:

  • Lives lost and fatal crashes per 100,000 population were 3.33 and 3.09 respectively.
  • Lives lost and fatal crashes per 10,000 vehicles were 0.43 and 0.40 respectively.
  • A total of 223 people lost their lives on Victorian roads compared to 262 during the last 12- month period October 2018 to September 2019. This is a 14.9% decrease (39 fewer lives lost)
  • Year to date to the end of September 2020, 158 people lost their lives on Victorian roads compared to 201 in the same period last year. This is a 21.4% decrease (43 fewer lives lost).
  • Greater Geelong (14), Mornington Peninsula (12), Greater Bendigo (10), Frankston (8) and 7 each in South Gippsland and Mount Alexander councils had the highest numbers of lives lost, compared to all other LGA’s during this period.
  • 49% (109) of lives lost were drivers, 16% (35) were pedestrians as well as same number of motorcyclists, 13% (30) were passengers and 6% (14) were bicyclists.
  • There were 207 fatal crashes on Victorian roads. This includes 11 double fatalities and 1 quadruple fatality crash. This compares to 243 fatal crashes during the 12 months to the end of June 2019 (36 fewer fatal crashes)
  • On average 29,606 speed infringements and 302 excessive speed infringements were issued from Mobile cameras a month.

Tables in the report

Tables in the report include lives lost figures for the year to date and as a rolling 12 month total (broken down by gender, road user, accident location, age group, local government area (LGA) and accident type):

  • Serious casualties (broken down by gender, road user, accident location, age group, local government area (LGA) and accident type)
  • Victorian road lives lost by month since July 1951
  • Interstate lives lost

Graphs in the report

Graphs in the summary show the trends for:

  • Casualties per 10,000 vehicles and 100,000 population
  • Lives lost and serious casualties in urban and rural areas
  • Serious casualties in urban and rural areas by age groups
  • Lives lost and injuries* by road user class

Previous Road Safety Statistical Summary Reports:

The TAC Road Safety Statistical Summary contains statistical information on the road toll, serious casualties, drink driving and police enforcement.

See below previous revised Road Safety Statistical Summary: