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2005 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
TRAFFIC FATALITIES

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The following is a synopsis of the fatality experience during the Christmas Holiday period which began at 12:01 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2005, and ended at midnight, Monday, December 26, 2005.

  FATAL CRASHES FATALITIES
Rural 22 25
Urban 13 15
Total 35 40


ALCOHOL-RELATED FATAL CRASHES AND FATALITIES
 
Alcohol-related Fatal Crashes 12
Alcohol-related Fatalities 15


FATALITIES BY TYPE OF PERSON
 
Drivers 23
Passengers  8
Pedestrians  8
Bicyclists  1
  TOTAL 40


FATAL CRASHES BY DAY OF WEEK
 
Friday  5
Saturday  9
Sunday 10
Monday 11
  TOTAL 35


CONTRIBUTING CAUSES IN FATAL CRASHES
 
Careless Driving 14
Alcohol - Under Influence  3
Disregarded Traffic Signal  2
Failed to Yield Right of Way  2
Exceeded Safe Speed Limit  2
Drove Left of Center  2
Improper Lane Change  1
Drugs - Under Influence  1
Improper Turn  1
Driving Wrong Side/Way  1
All Other 11
  TOTAL 40


During this time period, there were 40 people killed in 35 fatal traffic crashes.

11 (28%) of the people killed were under 21 years of age;
23 (58%) of the people killed were drivers;
8 (20%) of the people killed were passengers;
8 (20%) of the people killed were pedestrians;
1 (3%) of the people killed was a bicyclist;
12 (52%) of the 23 drivers and passengers killed in vehicles normally equipped with safety belts were not using their belts;
15 (38%) of the traffic deaths were alcohol-related;
12 (34%) of the fatal traffic crashes were alcohol-related;
22 (63%) of the fatal traffic crashes occurred after dark;
31 (89%) of the fatal traffic crashes occurred during clear weather;
25 (71%) of the fatal traffic crashes occurred on straight and level highways; and
15 (43%) of the fatal traffic crashes occurred on state roads.

Please Note:  2005 data is Preliminary and is not final.


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