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 to December 2020:

  • Lives lost and fatal crashes per 100,000 population were 3.15 and 2.91 respectively.
  • Lives lost and fatal crashes per 10,000 vehicles were 0.41 and 0.38 respectively.
  • A total of 211 people lost their lives on Victorian roads. This is a 20.7% decrease (55 less lives lost) from the same period in the previous 12 months.
  • Greater Geelong (10), East Gippsland (9), Mornington Peninsula (9), Yarra Ranges (8), Greater Shepparton (7), Mount Alexander (7) and South Gippsland (7) councils had the highest numbers of lives lost, compared to all other LGA’s during this period.
  • 49% (104) of lives lost were drivers, 15.2% (32) were motorcyclists, 14.7% (31) were passengers, 14.2% (30) were pedestrians and 6.6% (14) were bicyclists.
  • There were 195 fatal crashes on Victorian roads in 2020 which was 53 fewer than in 2019, where there were 248 fatal crashes. In 2020 there were 11 double fatality crashes and one quadruple fatality crash.
  • On average 28,687 speed infringements and 331 excessive speed infringements were issued from speed cameras per 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: