In the last 10 years, more than 400 pedestrians lost their lives on Victorian roads, with one third of pedestrians who lost their lives aged 70 years or over. Most (74%) lost their lives in Metropolitan Melbourne, and most (67%) were male.
Over the last five years, an average of 37 pedestrians were killed each year on Victorian roads.
Common types of crashes resulting in pedestrian deaths between 2014- 2018 involved the pedestrian:
- crossing the road and being struck from the near side (54%)
- crossing the road and being struck from the far side (18%) and
- playing, working, laying or standing on carriageway (8%)
A total of 37 pedestrians lost their lives on Victorian roads in 2018, which represents 17% of all lives lost in 2018. Of the 37 pedestrian lives lost in 2018:
- 32 people lost their lives in the Melbourne metropolitan area
- 43% lost their lives on roads sign posted at 60km/hr or lower
- 24% lost their lives on roads sign posted at 80km/hr or more
- 32% of pedestrians who lost their lives were aged 70+