Safety performance indicators—Victoria

Outcome Measures

Safe roads

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of deaths from head-on crashes 50 41 -18.5%
Number of deaths from single-vehicle crashes 117 100 -14.5%
Number of deaths from intersection crashes 82 80 -2.0%
Number of deaths from crashes on metropolitan roads 138 97 -29.5%
Number of deaths from crashes on regional roads 154 161 4.5%
Number of deaths from crashes on remote roads 2 1 -50.0%

Safe people—responsible road use

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of young driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 17-25 yrs) 44 34 -23.3%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a young driver or motorcycle rider (aged 17-25 yrs) 98 69 -29.8%
Number of older driver and motorcycle rider deaths (aged 65+ yrs) 24 37 54.2%
Number of deaths from crashes involving an older driver or motorcycle rider (aged 65+ yrs) 40 61 51.2%
Number of motorcyclist deaths 43 38 -12.3%
Number of cyclist deaths 8 12 56.5%
Number of pedestrian deaths 49 30 -39.2%
Number of deaths from crashes involving a heavy vehicle 53 48 -8.9%

Safe people—irresponsible road use1

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit 2 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 limit 2 N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving an unlicensed driver or motorcycle rider 20 15 -26.2%
Number of vehicle occupants killed who were not wearing a restraint 37 16 -57.1%
 20102017% Change
Number of drivers and motorcycle riders killed who had an illegal drug in their system 2 N/A N/A N/A
Number of deaths from crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider who had an illegal drug in their system 2 N/A N/A N/A

Safety Performance Indicators

Safe speeds

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
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

MeasureBaseline
(2008-2010)
2017% Change
Average age of the vehicle fleet (years)3 10.4 10.1 -2.9%
Average age of passenger vehicles 10.1 9.7 -4.0%
Percentage of new light vehicles sold with a 5-star ANCAP rating N/A 90% N/A
Percentage of new vehicles sold with key safety features 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 Based on estimates from the annual Motor Vehicle Census, Australian Bureau of Statistics.