Road Safety Quarterly Statistics

The TAC 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 months period to March 2021:

  • Lives lost and fatal crashes per 100,000 populations were 3.08 and 2.86 respectively.
  • Lives lost and fatal crashes per 10,000 vehicles were 0.40 and 0.37 respectively.
  • A total of 207 people lost their lives on Victorian roads. This is a 19.8% decrease (51 less lives lost) from the same period in the previous 12 months.
  • Cardinia (11), 8 each in Greater Bendigo and Shepparton, 7 each in Boroondara, Casey, East Gippsland, Greater Geelong and 6 each in Greater Dandenong and Mount Alexander, 5 each in Mornington Peninsula, Wellington and Wyndham had the highest numbers of lives lost, compared to all other LGA’s during this period.
  • 51.7% (107) of lives lost were drivers, 16.4% (34) were motorcyclists, 14% (29) were pedestrians, 13% (27) were passengers and 4.8% (10) were bicyclists.
  • There were 192 fatal crashes on Victorian roads. This includes eight double and a triple and quadruple fatality crash. This compares to 240 fatal crashes during the 12 months to the end of March 2020 (48 fewer fatal crashes).
  • On average 27,147 speed infringements and 409 excessive speed infringements were issued from Mobile cameras.

For a 12 months period to September 2020 (latest available hospitalisation data):
*Hospital admissions were within 7 days of the crash date.

  • A total of 5,975 TAC claimants were admitted to the hospital acutely. This is a 28% decrease (2,322 less acute hospitalisations) from the same period in the previous 12 months.
  • There were 669 (11.2%) of claimants who were acutely admitted to hospital stayed in the hospital for more than 14 days.  This is a 28% decrease (-266) from the same period in the previous year.
  • There were less hospitalised claims resulting from crashes in Melbourne (-1282), down 26%, compared to the same period in the previous 12 months.
  • There were also less hospitalised claims resulting from crashes in Rural Victoria (-523), down 21%, compared to the same time in the previous 12 months.
  • There were 75 less hospitalised claims from same direction crashes, compared to the same time in the previous year.
  • 1,347 and 972 hospitalised claims resulted from single vehicle accidents and from same direction accidents respectively. 15.6% (210) of the people hospitalised from single vehicle crashes stayed in hospital for more than 14 days. This compares to 5.9% (57) of same direction hospitalisation's staying in hospital for more than 14 days.

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: