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Crash Research

213 people were killed on Victoria's roads in 2018, of these, 38 were riders and passengers of motorcycles, representing 18% of the 2018 number of lives lost. Here you will find statistics for motorcyclist deaths in 2018 and claims involving hospital admissions for the year 2017/2018.

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Crash Location

In 2018, close to five in ten (47%) of all motorcycle fatalities occurred in regional Victoria, while only 24% of the Victorian population lives outside of the Melbourne metropolitan area. Here you will find statistics for motorcycle deaths and serious injuries on Victorian metro and regional roads.

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Crash Type

In 2018, 38 motorcyclists lost their lives. Of these fatalities, 47% were single vehicle crashes and, of those, 34% occurred on a road with a 100km/h+ speed limit. Here you will find information on crash types by speed zone, location and crash type.

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Age and Gender

In 2018, there were 38 motorcyclist fatalities, and in 2017/2018, 1,312 motorcycle riders were compensated by the TAC for injuries involving an acute hospital admission. Of these, 53% of motorcycle riders killed in 2018 and 48% of those hospitalised in 2017/2018 were aged over 40. Here you will find 2018 statistics on motorcycle fatalities and serious injury claims for males and females.

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Hospital Claims

In 2017/2018 there were 1,312 TAC cases of riders being admitted to hospital. Here you will find the breakdown of these claims by: gender, age, location and time.

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Motorcycle on-road report

Here you will find a research report on Victorians who have been injured on-road while riding a motorcycle. The research, from 2014, aims to better understand factors contributing to a crash and the difference between those injured in an on-road and off-road crash.

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Motorcycle off-road report

Similar to the on-road report, this research aims to better understand factors contributing to a crash and the difference between those injured in an on-road and off-road crash.

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Rider Insight

Here you will find information about Victorian riders from a 2017 study, into attitudes towards road safety and behaviour while riding. More than 1,000 motorcycle licence and/or registration holders completed the Motorcycle Monitor survey in 2017.

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