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There are 1,633 kilometres of risk-rated national highway in Victoria, which is eight per cent of the total National Land Transport Network. During the period from 2010 to 2014, there were 1,517 casualty crashes on these roads, accounting for 10 per cent of the national total. These casualty crashes included 109 deaths, which equates to 12 per cent of total fatalities across the network.
The following table lists the national highways in Victoria, with aggregated information provided.
The highest level of road trauma in the Victorian network occurred on the Hume Freeway/Highway, which accounts for 24 per cent of casualty crashes and 25 per cent of fatalities. The Western Freeway/Highway was next, with 21 per cent of both casualty crashes and deaths, which is broadly consistent with its length at 23 per cent of the network in this state.
By contrast, the Princes Freeway/Highway East constitutes nine per cent of the length of the whole network, while it has disproportionately high casualty crashes and fatalities figures at 19 and 13 per cent respectively.
The following table lists the worst 10 highway sections in Victoria, ranked from highest to lowest risk. Compared with the other states and territories, only one of the worst 10 highway sections in Victoria has received a risk rating of high.
The following table lists the best 10 highway sections in Victoria, ranked from lowest to highest risk. They have all received a risk rating of low when compared against the entire Australian network, and four feature in the overall best 10 highway sections in Australia, based on casualty crash records.