Motorcycle Crash Data
Before you hit the road
Of the 287 people killed on Victoria's roads in 2011, 49 were riders of motorcycles, representing 17% of the road toll. Motorcycles represent less than 4% of the number of registered vehicles in Victoria, and account for around 1% of vehicle kilometers travelled. Around 8% of Victorian licence holders hold a motorcycle licence
Of the 49 motorcyclists killed in 2011:
• 94% were male,
• 57% occurred in rural Victoria,
• 47% were involved in crashes between the hours of 10am and 6pm, and
• 39% of deaths occurred on roads sign posted at 100km/h or more.
• 53% were involved in single vehicle crashes, 20% were invlolved in head on or overtaking crashes and 14% were involved in crashes with another vehicle at an intersection.
There's plenty more thought-provoking stats at the TAC Safety web site, but here's one more for the road. In 2009/10 alone, nearly a thousand riders were seriously injured. Maybe it's time to get some protective clothing?
In 2010/2011 there were 948 claims for motorcyclists involving hospital admissions.
For more motorcycle stats relating to crashes including crash types, gender and age visit the TAC Safety motorcycle crash data pages
Spokes provides facts and figures about motorcycle crashes, serious injury, road deaths and fatality data in Victoria, Australia.