Safety performance indicators—Victoria

Outcome Measures – Victoria

Safe Roads

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change5
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 50 47 -6.6%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 117 100 -14.5%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 82 91 11.4%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 132 123 -7.1%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 159 142 -10.7%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads 2 0 -100.0%

Safe People - Responsible road use

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change5
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 44 25 -43.6%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 98 74 -24.7%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 24 34 41.7%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 40 54 33.9%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 43 42 -3.1%
Number of cyclist deaths 8 11 43.5%
Number of pedestrian deaths 49 49 -0.7%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 53 50 -5.1%

Safe People – Irresponsible road use1

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change5
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit2 N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit3 N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 20 17 -16.4%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 37 28 -25.0%
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system3 N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system3 N/A N/A N/A

Safety Performance Indicators – Victoria

Safe speeds

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change5
Number of deaths from crashes where speed was a contributory factor N/A N/A N/A
Mean free speeds at designated sites across the network N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of vehicles speeding by vehicle type and offence category N/A N/A N/A

Safe vehicles

Measure Baseline
(2008-2010)
2019 % Change5
Average age of the vehicle fleet (years)4 10.4 10.1 -2.9%
Average age of passenger vehicles 10.1 9.8 -3.0%
Percentage of new light vehicles sold with a 5-star ANCAP rating N/A 90% N/A
Percentage of new vehicles sold with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) N/A N/A N/A

1 Fatality counts for each of the following indicators are lower-bound estimates – due to a substantial number of cases with unknown values

2 Victorian BAC & Drug data is incomplete

3 Totals for metropolitan, regional and remote categories do not add to the annual totals because some fatalities could not be coded to a regional category.

4 Based on estimates from the annual Motor Vehicle Census, Australian Bureau of Statistics.

5 Baseline figures are rounded to whole numbers. Calculations have been made prior to rounding for accurate recording.