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2003/2004 holiday road deaths fewest in 38 years


2003/2004 holiday road deaths fewest in 38 years

The 2003/2004 holiday period has ended with a provisional figure of 12 road deaths, down from 17 last year and the lowest figure for a holiday period since 1966/67, when nine people were killed. The deadliest holiday period on record was 1972/73, when 37 were killed.

The official 2003/04 holiday period began at 1600 on Wednesday 24 December and ended at 0600 today (5 January). This year's holiday period spanned 11.6 days, compared to 9.6 days last year.

Historical Christmas-New Year Road Trauma Statistics

Year Deaths Injuries
1984 / 85 13 439
1985 / 86 25 532
1986 / 87 31 554
1987 / 88 22 544
1988 / 89 16 594
1989 / 90 19 596
1990 / 91 18 487
1991 / 92 17 537
1992 / 93 29 528
1993 / 94 17 372
1994 / 95 19 542
1995 / 96 26 598
1996 / 97 14 432
1997 / 98 26 387
1998 / 99 24 391
1999 / 00 17 390
2000 / 01 20 409
2001 / 02 21 411
2002 / 03 17 322
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