THE provisional road toll for the Wimmera remained steady in 2012, with one more fatality than in 2011.
Last year 10 people died on Wimmera roads, while nine people died in 2011.
By municipality in 2012, Ararat had four deaths, Northern Grampians had three, Horsham had two and West Wimmera had one death.
Hindmarsh and Yarriambiack were fatality-free.
Horsham Highway Patrol Sergeant Wayne Caddy said he was pleased the number of fatalities in the Horsham police service area had fallen in 2012.
The Horsham area incorporates Horsham, West Wimmera and Hindmarsh municipalities.
Sgt Caddy said the number of serious injuries from road crashes had also decreased.
"But that does not mean people can relax," he said.
"People should always think about their driving habits and hopefully we will have a lower road toll in 2013 too."
Sgt Caddy said drivers on Wimmera roads had generally behaved well into the new year.
State-wide, 279 people died on Victorian roads in 2012.
This marked the state's fifth consecutive record-low road toll and the fourth year in a row that a number less than 300 has been recorded.
The official 2012 road toll will be finalised on February 1.