Christmas Road Deaths in Australia


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Every Christmas the road death toll, in Australia, is published on a daily basis, to remind people to drive safely.

The statistics have been shown to be the following:

2009/10
National Road toll during the 2009/10 Christmas/New Year Period
(20 December 2009 to 3rd January 2010)

  • 0 Australian Capital Territory. Same as last year
  • 23 New South Wales. Up 12 from last year
  • 1 Northern Territory, Down by 3 from last year
  • 12 Queensland. Same as last year
  • 3 South Australia. Up 2 from last year
  • 4 Tasmania. Up 3 from last year
  • 17 Victoria. Up 1 from last year
  • 8 Western Australia. Down by 4 from last year
  • 68 Total

2008/09
National Road toll during the 2008/09 Christmas/New Year Period
(19 December 2008 to 2 January 2009)

  • 0 Australian Capital Territory
  • 11 New South Wales
  • 4 Northern Territory
  • 12 Queensland
  • 1 South Australia
  • 1 Tasmania
  • 16 Victoria
  • 12 Western Australia
  • 57 Total

2007/08
National Road toll during the 2008/09 Christmas/New Year Period
(21 December 2007 to 4 January 2008)


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  • 2 Australian Capital Territory
  • 8 New South Wales
  • 1 Northern Territory
  • 5 Queensland
  • 2 South Australia
  • 1 Tasmania
  • 17 Victoria
  • 12 Western Australia
  • 48 Total

Previous Christmas figures for some States have been:

Queensland

  • 11 2002/03
  • 19 2003/04
  • 6 2004/05
  • 20 2005/06
  • 13 2006/07
  • 5 2007/08
  • 12 2008/09
  • 12 2009/10

Sources:

Annual Road Fatality comparisons

Queensland Fatalities Entire Year Fatalities Christmas New Year
2004 304 ( 0.833 per day) 6 ( 0.400 per day)
2005 316 ( 0.866 per day) 20 ( 1.333 per day)
2006 324 ( 0.888 per day) 13 ( 0.867 per day)
2007 355 ( 0.973 per day) 5 ( 0.333 per day)
2008 319 ( 0.874 per day) 12 ( 0.800 per day)
2009 324 ( 0.888 per day) 12 ( 0.800 per day)

The daily averages over the Christmas-New Year Summer Holiday period are lower most years, than during the rest of the year.

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