Older driver statistics

In 2013, 45 people aged 75+ were killed on Victorian roads, compared to 35 in 2012. Over the past five years (2008-2012), on average, 37 people aged 75+ have been killed on Victoria's roads each year.Drivers aged 75 years or over have a higher risk (per distance traveled) of being killed in a crash than any other age group. 
In 2013, 25 older drivers were killed. Of the 25 drivers killed:
  • 64% were male
  • 24% were involved in single vehicle crashes
  • 52% occurred on regional roads
  • 80% occurred during low alcohol times
  • 44% occurred between 12 noon and 4pm and
  • 52% occurred on roads sign posted 100km/h or more (77% of these crashes were on rural roads).

Older drivers graph 2013

 

 Additionally, 39% of pedestrians killed in 2013 were aged 75+. Of these:

  • 93% were killed in Metro Melbourne on 50 and 60km/h roads
  • Half were male and half were female
  • 57% were aged over 85