Crash location data

In 2018, half of all lives lost on Victorian roads occurred in regional Victoria - only 24% of the Victorian population lives outside the metropolitan area.

Lives lost on Victorian roads by location (1987-2018)

In 2018, the majority (61%) of deaths in regional areas occurred on roads with 100km/hr+ speed limits. In metropolitan Melbourne 14% deaths occurred on 100km/hr+ roads.

Of the deaths on regional roads:

  • 50% lost their lives in single vehicle crashes (compared to 24% in metro Melbourne)
  • 21% lost their lives in head on crashes (compared to 11% in metro Melbourne)
  • 17% lost their lives at intersections (compared to 14% in metro Melbourne)
Metro/RuralRoad user20142015201620172018
Melbourne Total110115140103104
Rural VictoriaBicyclist64252
Rural Victoria Total138137150156109
Total 248252290259213