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WA road toll marks ‘devastating’ start to 2021 | The Esperance Express

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An alarming number of deaths have occurred on Western Australian roads since the start of 2021, prompting calls for drivers to take extra care on unfamiliar roads.

As of January 25, 23 people had been killed on WA roads since January 1, the highest number of road fatalities in the same period for a decade.

Nearly 60 per cent of those fatalities have occurred in regional WA.

“Clearly, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on travel patterns and behaviours with Western Australians exploring their own backyard a lot more, which means travelling on unfamiliar regional roads at high speeds over long distances,” RAC General Manager Corporate Affairs Will Golsby said.

Mr Golsby said it was a devastating start to the year, and warned the road…



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