Road user statistics

In 2018, drivers represented 97 out of the 213 lives lost, making drivers the largest group of Victorians who lost their lives. Other notable statistics include:

  • road users aged between 18–25 represent 13% of people who lost their lives
  • Just under one third (32%) of pedestrians who lost their lived were aged 70 or over
  • male road users made up 72% of people who lost their lives in 2018
  • female passengers constitute 36% of all females who lost their lives whereas male passengers are around 8% of all male road users who lost their lives

All road users by age group - 2018

Age groupBicyclistDriverMotorcyclistPassengerPedestrianTotal
0-04     1   1
05-15     5 3 8
16-17    1    1
18-20   6 1 4 1 12
21-25   8 2 3 3 16
26-29 2 5 4 2 3 16
30-39   24 10 2 3 39
40-49 3 11 1 4 1 20
50-59   11 11 5 3 30
60-69 2 9 7 2 7 27
70+   23 1 6 12 42
Unknown      1 1
Total 7 97 38 34 37 213