2017

The official holiday period for Queen's Birthday Weekend for 2017 began at 4pm Friday 2 June and ended at 6am Tuesday 6 June.

Provisional road toll: Over Queen’s Birthday weekend 2017 there were 4 fatal crashes resulting in 4 deaths.

 The 4 deaths were:

  • 1 driver
  • 2 passengers
  • 1 pedestrian

2016

The official holiday period for Queen's Birthday Weekend for 2016 began at 4pm Friday 3 June and ended at 6am Tuesday 7 June.

Over Queen’s Birthday weekend 2016 there were 8 fatal crashes and 79 reported injury crashes. These crashes resulted in 11 deaths, 39 serious injuries and 96 minor injuries.

 The 11 deaths were:

  • 6 drivers
  • 3 passengers
  • 2 motor cycle riders

 About 60% of the fatal and injury crashes reported during the weekend occurred on the open road.

 Common types of crashes:

  • 48% of crashes were single vehicle crashes in which a driver lost control or ran off the road
  • 15% were intersection collisions
  • 15% were rear end crashes or collisions with obstructions (such as parked vehicles)

 The most common driver factors contributing to crashes:

  • losing control (43% of crashes)
  • travelling too fast for conditions (24%)
  • alcohol (18%)
  • inattention (16%)
  • failing to give way (11%)
  • fatigue (9%)

2015

The official holiday period for Queen's Birthday Weekend for 2015 began at 4pm Friday 29 May and ended at 6am Tuesday 2 June.

Over Queen’s Birthday weekend 2015 there were 5 fatal crashes and 96 reported injury crashes. These crashes resulted in 5 deaths, 28 serious injuries and 109 minor injuries.

The 5 deaths included:

  • 3 drivers
  • 1 passenger
  • 1 motorcycle pillion passenger

Over half (56%) of the fatal and injury crashes reported during the weekend occurred on the open road.

Common types of crashes:

  • 52% of crashes were single vehicle crashes in which a driver lost control or ran off the road
  • 19% were intersection collisions
  • 16% were rear end crashes or collisions with obstructions (such as parked vehicles)

The most common driver factors contributing to crashes:

  • losing control (41% of crashes)
  • travelling too fast for conditions (29%)
  • alcohol (23%)
  • inattention (20%)
  • failing to give way (15%)
  • fatigue (8%)

 

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.

YearDeathsInjuries
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