The Mitchell Highway is one of the deadliest roads in the Dubbo region, according to the latest NSW government crash data.
Transport for NSW figures compiled by the Centre for Road Safety show that a majority of fatal crashes in 2019 in the Dubbo local government area occurred on a rural road.
Six deadly crashes occurred that year, two which took place on Goolma Road out near Wellington.
Four other cars crashed on the same road, leading to serious injuries.
There were ten other accidents along the Mitchell Highway before Wellington, four of which took place near the intersection of Eulomogo Road.
Five people were also moderately injured in three crashes along the Mitchell Highway toward Narromine.
Seven crashes also took place on the Dunedoo Road, leading to two serious injuries and four who were moderately injured.
The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF), which has launched Rural Road Safety Month this September, released its annual report at the same time.
The annual review showed that two of every three fatal accidents in NSW occur in regional and rural areas, with just one in metropolitan areas, despite vastly higher population in the state's cities.
About 93 per cent of residents of NSW use high-risk rural roads at least once a year, the research shows, with 47 per cent using the riskiest roads at least once a week.
ARSF Founder and CEO Russell White said the research helped to explain the high disparity between the number of road deaths occurring on regional NSW roads compared to urban areas.
"We now have strong evidence that when it comes to preventing road trauma in regional areas, drivers from across greater Sydney and built up areas carry an equal responsibility to local residents," he said.
About 40 per cent of drivers report behaving more riskily on remote roads out of a belief they won't be caught by the police, he said.
So far this year, 184 people have died on NSW roads - 127 of those on country roads.
As part of Rural Road Safety month, the NSW government has released a video showing the tragic impacts of a horror crash that killed two young people north of Dubbo in 2018.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said he hoped the video would show that decisions people make behind the wheel can have fatal consequences.
"Although COVID-19 means we are seeing fewer people on the roads, now is not the time to be complacent," he said.
"Before you get behind the wheel, stop and think about what you can do to make sure you arrive at your destination safely slow down, make sure you're well rested and never drive if affected by drugs or alcohol."
Other roads on the list of most dangerous in the Dubbo region include Cobbora Road with five major crashes, causing three moderate injuries, one minor, and Erskine Street which seriously injured four people from three crashes.
The Newell Highway near the Dubbo Regional Live Stock Markets also proved dangerous with five people seriously injured from just two crashes.
Aside from Goolma Road, all but one of the region's fatal accidents occurred on rural roads.
The only exception was a fatal motorcycle crash on Cobbora Road, that killed a 24-year-old man.
Another person was killed on the Newell Highway heading toward Peak Hill. While another crash near Wongarbon claimed the lives of two people.
A person also died in a crash about 12 kilometres north of Wellington.
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