Between 2004 and 2013, 465 pedestrians have been killed on Victorian roads, with one third aged 70 years or over. Most (72%) were killed in Metropolitan Melbourne, and most (65%) were male.
In the past five years, 209 pedestrians have been killed. Common types of crashes resulting in pedestrian deaths between 2009 - 2013 involved the pedestrian:
- crossing the road and being struck from the near side (32%)
- crossing the road and being struck from the far side (19%) and
- playing, working, laying or standing on carriageway (13%)
A total of 36 pedestrians were killed on Victorian roads in 2013, which represents 15% of all fatalities.
Of the pedestrian deaths in 2013
- 86% were in the Melbourne metropolitan area and
- 67% were on roads signposted at 60km/h or lower
- 58% of those killed on 60km/h or lower roads were aged 70+