Some very sobering road safety statistics for the Mid West

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Mid-West 2015 fatalities 26.4 per 100,000 population

Last year 17 people died from road crashes in the Mid-West/Gascoyne and close to 100peoplewere seriously injured.

WA South Metropolitan2015 fatalities 5.1 per 100,000 population

WA SE Metropolitan 2015 fatalities 5.3 per 100,000 population

WA Central Metropolitan 2015 fatalities 5.4 per 100,000 population

WA NW Metropolitan 2015 fatalities 1.7 per 100,000 population

Overall WA 2015 fatalities 6.2 per 100,000 population

2015 was the lowest fatality rate per 100,000 head of population for WA, for a calendar year since records began in 1961.

Australia 2015 fatalities 5.1 per 100,000 population

New Zealand 2015 fatalities 6.0 per 100,000 population.2

United Kingdom 2015 fatalities 2.9 per 100,000 population

Sweden 2015 fatalities 2.8 per 100,000 population

SOURCE: WALGA