Labor Day Holiday Historical Information

Monday, August 28, 2006 | 7:00pm

2005 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
6 p.m., Friday, September 2 - 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 5
78-Hour Holiday Period

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In Tennessee, there were 15 fatal crashes resulting in 15 deaths, yielding a fatality rate of one death per five hours and twelve minutes.

  • Ten crashes were single vehicle crashes
  • Five were multiple vehicle crashes.

Six (40%) of the fatalities occurred in alcohol-related crashes.

Eleven of the people killed were vehicle occupants.

  • Nine of the eleven (82%) were not wearing safety restraints.
  • Four of the nine (44%) were ejected from their vehicle.
  • No child passengers requiring child safety seats were killed.

Four motorcyclists were killed; all were wearing helmets.


FATALITY LOG
 
DAY
TIME
COUNTY
HIGHWAY
NUMBER KILLED
ALCOHOL RELATED
1.
Friday
6:19 p.m.
White
SR 1
1
Yes
2.
Friday
8:37 p.m.
Knox
SR 1
1
No
3.
Friday
Unknown
Montgomery
I 24
1
No
4.
Saturday
2:55 a.m.
Davidson
I 24
1
No
5.
Saturday
7:35 p.m.
Montgomery
SR 48
1
No
6.
Sunday
3:02 a.m.
Rutherford
City Street
1
Yes
7.
Sunday
4:54 a.m.
McMinn
City Street
1
No
8.
Sunday
3:43 p.m.
Obion
SR 184
1
No
9.
Sunday
Unknown
Lincoln
SR 129
1
Yes
10.
Monday
9:27 a.m.
Shelby
City Street
1
Yes
11.
Monday
10:30 a.m.
Sumner
SR 6
1
No
12.
Monday
3:35 p.m.
Fayette
County Road
1
Yes
13.
Monday
5:47 p.m.
Shelby
SR 175
1
No
14.
Monday
6:35p.m.
Davidson
I 65
1
No
15.
Monday
Unknown
Wayne
County Road
1
Yes

HIGHEST DEATHS

In 1974, 27 people were killed in Tennessee traffic crashes during the 78-hour Labor Day holiday period; yielding a fatality rate of one death per 2.9 hours.

LOWEST DEATHS

In 1962, 6 people were killed in Tennessee traffic crashes during the 78-hour Labor Day holiday period; yielding a fatality rate of one death per 13 hours.


The 2006 Labor Day holiday period will begin 6 p.m. on Friday, September 1 and continue until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 4. This will be a 78-hour holiday period.

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