Seatbelt statistics

In 2020, 26 drivers and passengers that were killed on Victorian roads were not wearing seatbelts. The five year average for deaths is 25 people.

  • 22 drivers were not wearing a seatbelt when they died
  • 16 drivers died in regional Victoria
  • 3  passengers were killed in Metro Melbourne
  • 3 were heavy vehicle drivers
  • 20 drivers and all passengers were male
  • 18 of those killed were in single vehicle run off road/single fatality crashes
  • 11 deaths occurred on 100km/h roads
  • 10 were aged between 26-39
  • 6 were aged between 18-25
  • 73% were under 50 years old

Proportion of motor vehicle occupant fatalities who were unrestrained