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Road User Statistics

In 2015, drivers represented the largest group of Victorians who lost their lives - 122 out of the 252 lives lost.

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Motorcycle Crash Data

In the last ten years, more than 430 motorcycle riders and pillion passengers have lost their lives and more than 9,500 riders and pillions have been seriously injured on Victorian roads.

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Pedestrian statistics

In the last 10 years, 444 pedestrians lost their lives on Victorian roads, with one third of pedestrians who lost their lives aged 70 years or over. Most (72%) lost their lives in Metropolitan Melbourne, and most (65%) were male.

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Drink driving statistics

The proportion of drivers and motorcycle riders who lost their lives with a BAC greater than 0.05g/100ml has declined from 38% in 1987 to 17% in 2015.

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Speed statistics

Inappropriate and excessive speed is one of the major factors contributing to crashes on Victoria's roads. Since 2008, 29% of all fatalities have involved excessive or inappropriate speed.

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Fatigue statistics

Around 20% of fatal road accidents involve driver fatigue. According to VicRoads Road Accident Facts Victoria, 1998 Edition, about 30% of severe single vehicle crashes in rural areas involve the driver being fatigued.

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Seatbelt statistics

Almost every driver and passenger wears a seatbelt when they get in the car (96%). However in 2015, 31 drivers and passengers who lost their lives were unrestrained.

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Young driver statistics

More than 350 young drivers aged 18 – 25 have lost their lives in Victoria in the last 10 years – representing one in four or 25% of drivers lives lost in Victoria in this period.

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Older driver statistics

Drivers aged 75 years or over have a higher risk (per distance travelled) of losing their lives in a crash than any other age group. In 2015, 12 drivers aged 75+ lost their lives.

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Crash location data

In 2015, more than half (54%) of all lives lost on Victorian roads occurred in regional Victoria - only 25% of the Victorian population lives outside the metropolitan area.

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Vehicle Occupant Statistics

In 2015, 179 drivers and passengers lost their lives, representing 71% of the total number of lives lost on our roads.

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