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Tas plan to cut road deaths and injuries

AAP logoAAP 19/12/2016

The Tasmanian government wants to reduce serious injury and deaths on the state's roads by at least a third during the coming decade.

Some 300 people are killed or seriously injured on Tasmanian roads and as part of a new campaign launched on Monday, Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding revealed a target of less than 200 by 2026.

"The strategy targets Tasmania's highest risk areas and deliberately focuses on those initiatives that will gain the greatest reductions in serious injuries and deaths," the minister said citing new programs for young drivers and motorcyclists, heightened education and better road infrastructure.

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