In the last ten years, more than 430 motorcycle riders and pillion passengers have lost their lives and more than 9,500 riders and pillions have been seriously injured on Victorian roads, representing 15% of all lives lost on the road and 17% of hospitalised claims over the last ten years.
Motorcycles represent almost 4% of the number of registered vehicles in Victoria, and account for around 1% of vehicle kilometres travelled. Around 9% of Victorian licence holders hold a motorcycle licence.
As at June 2015, more than 410 thousand Victorians held a current Victorian motorcycle licence or permit; this is an increase of around 4% from the previous year. Of these licence holders:
- 88% were male,
- 6% were aged 25 or less
- 69% were aged over 40
- 18% were aged over 60 (with 4% over 70)
- Just over half (54%) of motorcycle licence holders were active riders
Here you will find statistics for motorcyclist deaths in 2015 and claims involving hospital admissions for the year 2014/2015.
252 people lost their lives on Victoria's roads in 2015, of these, 30 were riders and passengers of motorcycles, representing 12% of the 2015lives lost. This is the equal lowest number of motorcyclist lives lost since 1987.
Of the 30 motorcyclists who lost their lives in 2015:
- 90% were male
- 57% of motorcyclist lives were lost in metro Victoria (29% of these crashes occurred on 50 and 60km/h roads)
- 53% were involved in crashes between the hours of 10am and 6pm
- 50% of all motorcyclist lives were lost on roads sign posted at 100km/h or more
- 92% of Rural crashes occurred on 100km/h roads
- 23% were involved in single vehicle crashes, 43% were involved in head on or overtaking crashes and 20% were involved in crashes with another vehicle at an intersectio
Vehicle Kilometres travelled: BITRE State and Capital City vehicle kilometres travelled, 2009-2012Motor Vehicle Census: