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 2015, 22% of drivers who lost their lives were aged between 18 and 25 years, with this age group only representing around 13% of Victorian licence holders.

Young drivers fatalities graph

Of the 27 young drivers who lost their lives in 2015:

  • 78% were males
  • 63% lost their lives on country roads
  • 56% lost their lives in single vehicle crashes
  • 67% lost their lives in crashes that occurred during high alcohol times
  • 67% lost their lives 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.