Young driver statistics

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

In 2015, 22% of drivers killed were aged between 18 and 25 years, with this age group only representing around 13% of Victorian licence holders.young lives lost to 2015 graph

Of the 27 young drivers killed in 2015:

  • 78% were males
  • 63% were killed on country roads
  • 56% were killed in single vehicle crashes
  • 67% were killed in crashes that occurred during high alcohol times
  • 67% of deaths occurred on 100km/h signposted roads

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.