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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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From 2002 to 2003, the number of road accident fatalities in the Mersey-Lyell Region increased by 300.0% from 4 to 16. In 2003, some 7 fatalities were drivers, and 4 motor cyclists.

From 2002 to 2003, the number of injuries in the Mersey-Lyell Region increased by 4.0% from 423 to 440. In 2003, some 210 (47.7%) of road users injured were drivers and 117 (26.6%) were passengers.


ROAD-USER FATALITIES AND INJURIES, Mersey-Lyell Region(a)
User type
2001
2002
2003

FATALITIES

Driver
6
1
7
Passenger
7
-
3
Pedestrian
3
2
2
Motor cyclist
4
1
4
Bicyclist
1
-
-
Total
21
4
16

INJURIES

Driver
212
220
210
Passenger
137
119
117
Pedestrian
31
27
28
Motor cyclist
40
41
67
Bicyclist
12
12
16
Unknown
9
4
2
Total
441
423
440

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Location of accident.
Source: Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources, Land Transport Safety Division. (Drawn off Traffic Accident Database on 17 March, 2004.)


FURTHER INFORMATION


For further information on road safety visit the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources web site at http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/.


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