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Country roads still more deadly for road accidents, data shows

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New data shows country roads are still the deadliest for crashes in the state, with Victorians five times more likely to have a fatal accident on a regional road than in the city.

As reported in the Herald Sun, last year was the worst year for deaths on regional roads in six years.

Samantha Cofield, TAC’s Lead Director of Road Safety, said numerous safety measures had made an impact and there was a drop in deaths since last year.

“It’s really a combination of the high speed and driving distance, if something goes wrong at high speed it’s very difficult to recover,” she said.

“If you end up hitting a tree or a post, the consequences are almost always fatal at very high speeds.”

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