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2006 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
TRAFFIC FATALITIES

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The following is a synopsis of the fatality experience during the Labor Day Holiday period which began at 12:01 a.m., Friday, September 1, 2006, and ended at midnight, Monday, September 4, 2006.

  FATAL CRASHES FATALITIES
Rural 14 14
Urban 10 10
Total 24 24


ALCOHOL-RELATED FATAL CRASHES AND FATALITIES
 
Alcohol-related Fatal Crashes  9
Alcohol-related Fatalities  9


FATALITIES BY TYPE OF PERSON
 
Drivers 18
Passengers  1
Pedestrians  4
Bicyclists  1
  TOTAL 24


FATAL CRASHES BY DAY OF WEEK
 
Friday  4
Saturday 10
Sunday  3
Monday  7
  TOTAL 24


CONTRIBUTING CAUSES IN FATAL CRASHES
 
No Improper Driving 13
Careless Driving 11
Failure to Yield  2
Alcohol - Under Influence  6
Drugs - Under Influence  1
Followed Too Closely  2
Exceeded Safe Speed Limit  1
Disregarded Stop Sign  1
Failure to Maintain Equipment/Vehicle  1
Drove Left of Center  2
Exceeded Stated Speed Limit  2
Obstructed Traffic  1
Driving Wrong Side/Way  1
All Other  6
  TOTAL 50


During this time period, there were 24 people killed in 24 fatal traffic crashes.

5 (21%) of the people killed were under 21 years of age;
18 (75%) of the people killed were drivers;
1 (4%) of the people killed were passengers;
4 (17%) of the people killed were pedestrians;
1 (4%) of the people killed was a bicyclist;
9 (64%) of the 14 drivers and passengers killed in vehicles normally equipped with safety belts were not using their belts;
9 (38%) of the traffic deaths were alcohol-related;
9 (38%) of the fatal traffic crashes were alcohol-related;
12 (50%) of the fatal traffic crashes occurred after dark;
13 (54%) of the fatal traffic crashes occurred during clear weather;
17 (71%) of the fatal traffic crashes occurred on straight and level highways; and
16 (67%) of the fatal traffic crashes occurred on state roads.

Please Note:  2006 data is Preliminary and is not final.


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