In the last 10 years, 414 motorcycle riders and pillion passengers have lost their lives and more than 10,000 riders and pillions have been seriously injured on Victorian roads, representing 18% of all lives lost on the road and 17% of hospitalised claims over the last 10 years.
Motorcycles represent almost 4% of the number of registered vehicles in Victoria, and account for less than 1% of vehicle kilometres travelled . Around 9% of Victorian licence holders hold a motorcycle licence.
As at June 2017, more than 420,000 Victorians held a current Victorian motorcycle licence or permit. Of these licence holders:
- 88% were male
- 5% were aged 25 or less
- 70% were aged over 40
- 20% were aged over 60 (with 4% over 70)
- Just over half (56%) of motorcycle licence holders were active riders
Within the motorcycle crash data pages you will find statistics for motorcyclist deaths in 2018 and claims involving hospital admissions for the year 2017/2018.
213 people lost their lives on Victoria's roads in 2018, of these, 38 were riders and passengers of motorcycles, representing 18% of the 2018 lives lost.
Of the 38 motorcyclists who lost their lives in 2018:
- 36 were male
- 53% of motorcyclist lives were lost in metro Victoria.
- 65% of these deaths occurred on roads with a speed limit of 80km/h or more
- 68% were involved in crashes between the hours of 10am and 6pm
- 71% of all motorcyclist lives were lost on roads sign posted at 80km/h or more
- 78% of rural crashes occurred on 80km/h roads
- 47% died in single vehicle crashes, 24% were involved in head on or overtaking crashes and 13% were involved in crashes with another vehicle at an intersection