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Official Holiday Period for 2002

Labour Weekend 2002


Official holiday period for 2002

The official holiday period for Labour Weekend 2002 begins at 1600 Friday 25 October and ends at 0600 Tuesday 29 October.


- During Labour Weekend 2001 there were 97 reported injury crashes and 4 fatal crashes. These crashes resulted in 6 deaths, 37 serious injuries and 105 minor injuries.

The deaths were:
2 drivers
3 passengers
1 motor cycle rider

- Over half (52%) of the injury crashes and all four fatal crashes occurred on the open road.

- Alcohol (22%), speed(19%), failing to give way(17%) and inattention(16%) were the main contributing factors cited for crashes during the weekend.


Historical

Year Deaths Reported Injuries
1980 9 232
1981 10 266
1982 7 208
1983 13 248
1984 9 218
1985 10 225
1986 6 232
1987 12 243
1988 10 213
1989 5 181
1990 9 225
1991 11 180
1992 9 178
1993 8 149
1994 7 191
1995 7 220
1996 5 153
1997 5 119
1998 8 124
1999 6 139
2000 7 141
2001 6 142

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