Road user statistics

In 2020, drivers represented 104 out of the 211 lives lost, making drivers the largest group of Victorians who lost their lives. Other notable statistics include:

  • 126 people died in rural Victoria and 85 people died in metropolitan Melbourne.
  • road users aged between 18–25 represent 15% of people (31 people) who lost their lives. Those aged 30-39 represented 19% of deaths (40 people).
  • male road users made up 75% of those (159 people) who lost their lives in 2020.
  • 41% deaths were the result of a vehicle running off the road, these crashes resulted in  86 deaths.
Road user
Bicyclist14
Driver104
Motorcyclist32
Passenger31
Pedestrian30

All road users by age group - 2020

Age groupBicyclistDriverMotorcyclistPassengerPedestrianTotal
0-04     33
05-15 1  1 2
16-17  2 2 4
18-20 16  29
21-25 11154122
26-29  163 2 122
30-39 22066640
40-49 38834 26
50-59 3 1044526
60-69 210612 21
70+ 1 21 8636
Unknown       
Total 14 10432 31 30 211