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2006 NEW YEAR HOLIDAY
TRAFFIC FATALITIES

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The following is a synopsis of the fatality experience during the New Year Holiday period which began at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, December 31, 2005, and ended at midnight, Monday, January 2, 2006.

  FATAL CRASHES FATALITIES
Rural 20 20
Urban  9  9
Total 29 29


ALCOHOL-RELATED FATAL CRASHES AND FATALITIES
 
Alcohol-related Fatal Crashes  5
Alcohol-related Fatalities  5


FATALITIES BY TYPE OF PERSON
 
Drivers 17
Passengers  3
Pedestrians  8
Bicyclists  1
  TOTAL 29


FATAL CRASHES BY DAY OF WEEK
 
Saturday 12
Sunday  8
Monday  9
  TOTAL 29


CONTRIBUTING CAUSES IN FATAL CRASHES
 
Careless Driving 11
Failed to Yield Right of Way  6
Exceeded Safe Speed Limit  3
Exceeded Stated Speed Limit  2
Improper Lane Change  2
Alcohol - Under Influence  1
Drove Left of Center  1
Improper Backing  1
All Other  5
  TOTAL 32


During this time period, there were 29 people killed in 29 fatal traffic crashes.

4 (14%) of the people killed were under 21 years of age;
17 (59%) of the people killed were drivers;
3 (10%) of the people killed were passengers;
8 (28%) of the people killed were pedestrians;
1 (3%) of the people killed was a bicyclist;
10 (71%) of the 14 drivers and passengers killed in vehicles normally equipped with safety belts were not using their belts;
5 (17%) of the traffic deaths were alcohol-related;
5 (17%) of the fatal traffic crashes were alcohol-related;
17 (59%) of the fatal traffic crashes occurred after dark;
17 (59%) of the fatal traffic crashes occurred during clear weather;
19 (66%) of the fatal traffic crashes occurred on straight and level highways; and
17 (59%) of the fatal traffic crashes occurred on state roads.

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


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