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Official Holiday Period for 2002

Published: Fri 25 Oct 2002 12:19 AM
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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