Older driver statistics

From 1st January until the 6th December 2016, 38 people aged 75+ years have lost their lives on Victorian roads. In 2015, 30 people aged 75+ lost their lives on Victoria's roads, compared to 34 in 2014. Over the 5 years (2009-2013), on average, 37 people aged 75+ lost their lives on Victoria's roads each year.

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.

Older drivers graph 2013

Of road users aged 75 years or over who lost their lives:

  • 50% were male (71% of all road users were male)
  • 40% were drivers (48% of all road users were drivers)
  • 27% were pedestrians (13% of all road users were pedestrians)
  • 78% of passengers were  female (49% of all passengers were female)

Additionally, almost a quarter (24%) of all pedestrians who lost their lives in 2015 were aged 75+.