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2001 Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Fatalities

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During this time period, there were 45 people killed in 36 fatal traffic crashes.

  7   (16%)   of the people killed were under 21 years of age;
23  (51%)  of the people killed were drivers;
19  (42%)  of the people killed were passengers
  2  (4%)  of the people killed were pedestrians;
  1  (2%)  of the people killed was a bicyclist;
27
 
 (71%)
 
  of the 38 drivers and passengers killed in vehicles normally equipped with safety belts were not using their belts;
20  (44%)  of the traffic deaths were alcohol-related;
16  (44%)  of the fatal traffic crashes were alcohol-related;
14  (39%)  of the fatal traffic crashes occurred after dark;
27  (75%)  of the fatal traffic crashes occurred during clear weather;
26
 
 (72%)
 
  of the fatal traffic crashes occurred on straight and level highways; and
23  (64%)  of the fatal traffic crashes occurred on state roads.

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