A future where every journey is a safe one

Pedestrian statistics

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+