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Wire rope barriers believed to contribute to Victoria’s lowest annual road roll on record

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Victoria has posted its lowest annual road toll on record, but police say there’s still a lot more work to do.

Two hundred and fourteen people died in 203 separate crashes across the state, 45 fewer lives lost compared with 2017 and 29 fewer than the previous record set in 2013.

The drop is largely due to a 30 per cent decrease in fatal crashes in country areas, thought to be due to the roll out of wire rope barriers

Jaala Pulford, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, told Heidi Murphy, this year she’d like to go a step further.

” 214 is a substantial reduction, 45 less lives lost than in 2017,” she said.

“I would ideally love 2019 to be the year we see our road toll drop below 200.”

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