Pedestrian statistics

In the last 10 years, 444 pedestrians lost their lives on Victorian roads, with one third of pedestrians who lost their lives aged 70 years or over. Most (72%) lost their lives in Metropolitan Melbourne, and most (65%) were male. In the last five years, almost 200 pedestrians lost their lives on Victorian roads.

Common types of crashes resulting in pedestrian deaths between 2011 - 2015 involved the pedestrian:

  • crossing the road and being struck from the near side (36%)
  • crossing the road and being struck from the far side (16%) and
  • playing, working, laying or standing on carriageway (11%)

Pedestrian deaths by age group 2015

A total of 33 pedestrians lost their lives on Victorian roads in 2015, which represents 13% of all lives lost in 2015. Of the 33 pedestrian lives lost in 2015:

  • 22 people lost their lives in the Melbourne metropolitan area
  • 60% lost their lives on roads signposted at 60km/h or lower (33% of these were aged 70+)
  • 33% of pedestrians who lost their lives were aged 70+