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In 2018, 29 people aged 75+ lost their lives on Victoria's roads, compared to 46 in 2017. Between 2013-2017, on average, 39 people aged 75+ lost their lives on Victoria's roads each year.

Drivers aged 75 years or over have a higher risk (per distance traveled) of losing their lives in a crash than any other age group. In 2018, 15 drivers aged 75+ lost their lives.

Drivers aged 75 years and over who lost their lives on Victorian roads (1987–2018)

Of road users aged 75 years or over who lost their lives in 2018:

  • 65% of the older road users were male (73% of all road users were male)
  • 52% of the older road users were drivers (46% of all road users were drivers)
  • 38% of the road users were pedestrians (17% of all road users were pedestrians)
  • 67% of passengers were female (62% of all passengers were female)

Additionally, almost a quarter (30%) of all pedestrians who lost their lives in 2018 were aged 75+.