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.

Provisional road toll: Over Queen’s Birthday weekend 2016 there were 8 fatal crashes resulting in 11 deaths.

 The 11 deaths were:

  • 6 drivers
  • 3 passengers
  • 2 motor cycle rider

 Six of the fatal crashes reported during the weekend occurred on the open road.

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%)

2014

The official holiday period for Queen's Birthday Weekend for 2014 began at 4pm Friday 30 May and ended at 6am Tuesday 3 June.

During Queen’s Birthday weekend 2014 there were 4 fatal crashes and 86 reported injury crashes. These crashes resulted in 6 deaths, 24 serious injuries and 92 minor injuries.

The 6 deaths included:

  • 4 passengers
  • 1 driver
  • 1 pedestrian

Forty-four percent of the fatal and injury crashes reported during the weekend occurred on the open road.

Common types of crashes:

  • 51% of crashes were single vehicle crashes in which a driver lost control or ran off the road
  • 19% were intersection collisions
  • 11% were rear end crashes or collisions with obstructions (such as parked vehicles)

The most common driver factors contributing to crashes:

  • losing control (39% of crashes)
  • inattention (20%)
  • failing to give way (19%)
  • travelling too fast for conditions (18%)
  • alcohol (16%)
  • fatigue (9%)

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