Young driver statistics

More than 350 young drivers aged 18 – 25 have lost their lives in Victoria in the last 10 years – representing one in four or 25% of drivers lives lost in Victoria in this period.

In 2016, 19% of drivers who lost their lives were aged between 18 and 25 years, with this age group only representing around 10% of Victorian licence holders.

Young Drivers Lives Lost

Of the 29 young drivers who lost their lives on our roads in 2016:

  • 76% were male
  • 55% were killed in regional Victoria (94% of these were killed on 100+km/h roads)
  • 69% were killed in single vehicle crashes
  • 62% were involved in crashes that occurred in high alcohol times

Note: High alcohol times are those times of the day and week when casualty crashes are ten times more likely to involve alcohol than casualty crashes at other times.