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Improvements in road safety stalled

Progress on bringing down Australia’s road toll has stalled while the numbers of people suffering serious injuries is beginning to trend upward.

A review of the Australian National Road Safety Strategy has found that unless the situation is turned around some 12,000 will die and 360,000 will be injured by 2030 at a cost of $300 billion to the economy.

The review calls for a zero fatality target by 2050 and Russell White from the Australian Road Safety Foundation tells Mark it will take a concerted effort from government and drivers.

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