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QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY 2005 - Road Crash Statistics

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY 2005

The official holiday period for Queen's Birthday in 2005 will begin at 1600 Friday 3 June and end at 0600 Tuesday 7 June.


- During the 2004 Queen’s Birthday weekend there were four fatal crashes and 108 reported injury crashes. These crashes resulted in four deaths, 28 serious injuries and 118 minor injuries.

- The 4 deaths included:
2 Passengers
1 Motor Cycle Rider
1 Pedal Cyclist

- The most commonly cited contributing factors for crashes over the long weekend were, travelling too fast for conditions (29% of reported crashes), losing control of the vehicle (25%) and alcohol (22%). Inattention (14%), failing to give way (13%) and failing to notice other road users (13%) were also common contributing factors.


Historical

Year Deaths Injuries
1980 7 197
1981 15 158
1982 9 229
1983 5 211
1984 11 223
1985 12 231
1986 13 239
1987 8 259
1988 8 202
1989 13 214
1990 9 220
1991 6 177
1992 9 172
1993 3 179
1994 7 214
1995 2 189
1996 10 186
1997 7 156
1998 4 134
1999 8 109
2000 7 96
2001 5 125
2002 3 141
2003 4 131
2004 4 146

ENDS

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