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Road User Statistics

Vehicle occupants make up the greatest proportion of the Victorian road toll, with drivers and passengers representing two thirds of road fatalities in the last five years.

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Motorcycle Crash Data

Since 2008, 220 motorcycle riders and pillions have been killed on Victorian roads, representing 15% of the Victorian road toll in this period. Motorcycles represent less than 4% of the number of registered vehicles in Victoria.

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Pedestrian statistics

Between 2008 and 2012, 232 pedestrians have been killed on Victorian roads, with more than 33% aged 70 years or over. Most (73%) were killed in Metropolitan Melbourne, and most (66%) were male.

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Drink driving statistics

25% of all drivers and motorcyclists killed on Victoria's roads over the last year were 0.05 g/100ml or over. The majority of drivers are heavily intoxicated, registering more than three times over the legal limit.

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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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Young driver statistics

In 2010, 28% of drivers killed were aged between 18 and 25 years, however, this age group represents only around 14% of Victorian licence holders.  Here you'll find statistics relating to young drivers.

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Older driver statistics

Drivers aged over 75 have a higher risk of being killed in a crash than any other age group. Since 2008, more than 89 drivers aged 75+ have been killed on Victorian roads, representing around 13% of drivers killed in Victoria.

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Crash location data

In 2010, 125 people were killed in Melbourne and 163 people were killed in regional Victoria.

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