Posted: 31 October, 2016
"Human error" Responsible For Rise In Vic Road Deaths
There’s been 16 per cent increase in Victorian road deaths – which police blame on human error and increased drivers.
Assistant commissioner Doug Fryer told 3AW even though cars and roads are safer, human error is behind the “significant” increase.
“We’re losing someone everyday and a half in Victoria and that’s a number we just can’t accept” he told 3AW on Monday.
“Our roads are safer, our cars are safer but people are still making vital mistakes and having fatal consequences.”
241 people have died on Victorian roads this year, compared to 215 this time last year.
Motorcycle deaths were also included in the figures – up 20 from last year.