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Report shows 'alarming spike' in cyclist deaths on Australian roads
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4th Aug 2020
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Report shows 'alarming spike' in cyclist deaths on Australian roads

The number of cyclist deaths in Australia has doubled over the last three years, according to a new report examining the country's road safety record for 2020. In the 12 months to June 2020, 48 cyclists died on Australian roads, compared to 34 deaths in the previous corresponding period – a year-on-year increase of more than 40 per cent. COMMENT: Why drivers should give cyclists a chance – and some room on the road
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Susannah Guthrie
'Horrific' spikes in state road tolls mean Australia will miss safety target
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7th Feb 2020
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'Horrific' spikes in state road tolls mean Australia will miss safety target

Four Australian states and territories are likely to miss the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) target by the end of 2020, with three more dangerously close to falling short – and only one on track to achieve it. Signed into action by state and federal governments in 2011, the NRSS aims to reduce road deaths and injuries by 30 per cent through the decade to 2020.
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Susannah Guthrie
Australian road toll rises in 2019
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3rd Jan 2020
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Australian road toll rises in 2019

The number of people killed on Australian roads rose again in 2019, with the national road toll finishing at 1182. Victoria had a horror year on the roads, with 50 more lives lost than the year before, while South Australia saw its death toll rise by 33. The road toll also increased in New South Wales and Western Australia, while the remaining states and territories had fewer deaths on their roads. In total, 1182 people died on the road in Australia last year – up 47 on 2018.
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Scott Collie
Victorian government announces 2017 road safety plan
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7th Jan 2017
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Victorian government announces 2017 road safety plan

The Andrews government in Victoria has announced its 2017 plan to make the state's roads safer in an effort to curb the ever-increasing annual road toll. In a statement released this week, the 2017 plan declares that this year will be Victoria's "year of action" against road fatalities, after 2016 showed an increase in the annual road toll for the third consecutive year. Last year, 291 people died on Victoria's roads, 39 more than 2015.
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James Wong
Drug driving responsible for more Victorian road deaths than drink driving third year running
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7th Jan 2016
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Drug driving responsible for more Victorian road deaths than drink driving third year running

Illicit drugs, notably speed and ice, have proved more responsible for fatal collisions on Victorian roads than alcohol for the third successive year, Victoria Police has announced. Speaking to media today, Victoria Police assistant commissioner Doug Fryer (pictured below) said while speed remains the number one killer on Victorian roads, police are seeing a “significant increase” in illicit drugs being the determining factor in fatal and injury trauma.
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David Zalstein