2020

The official Queen’s Birthday holiday period for 2020 will begin at 1600 Friday 29 May and end at 0600 hours Tuesday 2 June.

2019

Other Queen’s Birthday weekend in 2019 there were 6 fatal crashes and 115 reported injury crashes. These crashes resulted in 6 deaths, 22 serious injuries and 118 minor injuries.

The 6 deaths were:

  • 4 drivers
  • 1 motorcycle rider
  • 1 motorcycle passenger

42% of the fatal and injury crashes reported during the weekend occurred on the open road.

Common types of crashes:

  • 39% of crashes were single vehicle crashes in which a driver lost control or ran off the road
  • 25% were intersection collisions
  • 16% were rear end/obstruction crashes
  • 10% were overtaking and/or head on crashes

The most common driver factors contributing to crashes:

  • losing control (24% of crashes)
  • did not see other party (22%)
  • alcohol (20%)
  • travelling too fast for conditions (16%)
  • failed to give way (16%)
  • inattentive – failed to notice other party (13%)

 

Historical

The road toll of zero in 2013 is the lowest for the Queen's Birthday holiday weekend. The previous lowest was the 1 death recorded in 2011. The highest number killed is 24 which was recorded in 1973.

Year Deaths Injuries
1980 7 197
1981 15 158
1982 9 229
1983 5 211
1984 11 223
1985 12 231
1986 13 239
1987 8 259
1988 8 202
1989 13 214
1990 9 220
1991 6 177
1992 9 172
1993 3 179
1994 7 214
1995 2 189
1996 10 186
1997 7 156
1998 4 134
1999 8 109
2000 7 96
2001 5 125
2002 3 141
2003 4 131
2004 4 146
2005 3 136
2006 3 154
2007 5 188
2008 3 166
2009 10 159
2010 2 129
2011 1 107
2012 7 107
2013 0 86
2014 6 116
2015 5 137
2016 11 135
2017 4 138
2018 3 158
2019 6 140