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Easter 2005 Road Toll


Easter 2005


The Official Easter holiday period for 2005 began at 1600 Thursday 24 March and ended at 0600 hours Tuesday 29 March.


Over Easter weekend 2005 there were 6 fatal crashes. These crashes resulted in 9 deaths. Injury statistics are not yet available.

The nine deaths over Easter weekend 2005 included:


4 Drivers
4 Passengers
1 Motor cycle rider


Historical since 1980


Year Deaths Injuries
1980 15 213
1981 5 248
1982 13 240
1983 11 285
1984 15 258
1985 9 291
1986 15 254
1987 19 254
1988 12 283
1989 16 214
1990 17 237
1991 12 238
1992 12 185
1993 11 165
1994 10 228
1995 9 192
1996 7 229
1997 6 218
1998 3 176
1999 7 147
2000 6 134
2001 4 160
2002 3 213
2003 3 190
2004 4 170
2005 9 TBC


The tolls for 2003, 2002 and 1998 were the lowest since the first available records for holiday periods in 1956. The previous lowest total was 4 deaths recorded in 1959. The highest recorded number killed is 21 which was recorded in 1971.


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