In the last ten years, more than 430 motorcycle riders and pillion passengers have been killed, and close to 9,000 riders and pillions have been seriously injured on Victorian roads. This represents 14% of all road fatalities in the last ten years and 16% of all hospitalised claims.
Here you will find statistics for motorcyclist deaths in 2013 and claims involving hospital admissions for the year 2012/2013.
Of the 242 people killed on Victoria's roads in 2013, 40 were riders and passengers of motorcycles, representing 17% of the 2013 road toll.
Motorcycles represent less than 4% of the number of registered vehicles in Victoria, and account for around 1% of vehicle kilometres travelled*. Around 9% of Victorian licence holders hold a motorcycle licence.
Of the 40 motorcyclists and pillions killed in 2013:
- 95% were male
- 45% were aged between 40 and 65
- 54% occurred in rural Victoria
- 53% were involved in crashes between the hours of 10am and 6pm and
- 43% of deaths occurred on roads sign posted at 100km/h or more
- 45% were involved in single vehicle crashes, 23% were involved in head on or overtaking crashes and 18% were involved in crashes with another vehicle at an intersection
Vehicle Kilometres travelled: BITRE State and Capital City vehicle kilometres travelled, 2009-2012
Motor Vehicle Census: ABS 9309.0 Motor Vehicle Census January 2013