28 Oct 2008

Weekend road toll three

9:06 pm on 28 October 2008

The road toll so far this year remains lower than last year.

Three people died on the roads over Labour Weekend - the same number as in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006.

However, Inspector John McLelland told Morning Report that statistics are fickle with up to five people being killed over a normal weekend at other times of the year.

Two men died when a car crashed near Aotea Quay in Wellington on Saturday and a child, aged five years, was struck by a car in Stokes Valley on Monday.

The national road toll was 281 as of Friday.

The holiday road toll period ended at 6am on Tuesday.