Recreational Road Accidents in New Zealand
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Description: This study investigates how the road safety in New Zealand is influenced by recreational factors, such as holiday weekends, alcohol and time/spatial patterns. The results of our analysis show that the number of accidents during holiday periods are similar to those on normal weekends. There are clear patterns of accidents during commuting times and accidents occurring under the influence on weekends. In recent years, accidents that occur with intoxicated drivers also occurs more frequently during the work week.