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Labour Weekend crash statistics

21 October 2005

Labour Weekend crash statistics

The official Labour weekend holiday period begins at 1600 today (Friday 21 October), and ends at 0600 Tuesday 25 October. During Labour weekend 2004 there were four fatal crashes and 83 reported injury crashes. These crashes resulted in five deaths, 30 serious injuries and 106 minor injuries. The five deaths included three drivers and two passengers.

Four of the five deaths, two thirds of the serious injuries and over half the minor injuries resulted from open road crashes. The most commonly cited contributing factors for crashes over Labour weekend 2004 were loss of control (28%), travelling too fast for conditions (26%), alcohol (23%), fatigue (13%) and inattention (13%).

Historical Labour Weekend Road Crash Statistics

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
2002 4 135
2003 3 117
2004 5 136

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