In 2018, drivers represented 97 out of the 213 lives lost, making drivers the largest group of Victorians who lost their lives.
In the last ten years, more than 410 motorcycle riders and pillion passengers have lost their lives and more than 10,000 riders and pillions have been seriously injured on Victorian roads.
In the last 10 years, more than 400 pedestrians lost their lives on Victorian roads. In the last five years, an average of 37 pedestrians were killed each year.
The proportion of drivers and motorcycle riders who lost their lives with a BAC greater than 0.05g/100ml has declined from 38% in 1987 to 17% in 2015.
Inappropriate and excessive speed is one of the major factors contributing to crashes on Victoria's roads. Since 2008, 29% of all fatalities have involved excessive or inappropriate speed.
Around 20% of fatal road accidents involve driver fatigue. According to VicRoads Road Accident Facts Victoria, 1998 Edition, about 30% of severe single vehicle crashes in rural areas involve the driver being fatigued.
Almost every driver and passenger wears a seatbelt when they get in the car (96%). However in 2018, 18 drivers and passengers who lost their lives were unrestrained.
More than 300 young drivers aged 18 – 25 have lost their lives in Victoria in the last 10 years – representing just less than one in four (23%) of drivers lives lost in Victoria in this period.
Drivers aged 75 years or over have a higher risk (per distance travelled) of losing their lives in a crash than any other age group. In 2018, 15 drivers aged 75 years or over lost their lives.
Only 24% of the Victorian population lives outside the metropolitan area, yet half of all lives lost in 2018 on Victorian roads occurred in regional Victoria.
Local Government Area (LGA) lives lost statistics
In 2018, 131 drivers and passengers lost their lives, representing 62% of the total number of lives lost on our roads.