A future where every journey is a safe one

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