With all due respect to the families of those who have died on the roads, the whole concept of a "holiday road toll" is total garbage. According to TAC figures, 269 people were killed on Victorian roads in the 12 months to October. That equates to 0.74 deaths per day. According to chief traffic cop Keiran Walshe, 9 were killed in the 12 days of the holiday period. This equates to 0.75 deaths per day Yet he is bleating about how bad the holiday season is when it's no worse than the rest of the year. This will now be used as an excuse to put in double points, increased penalties and claim extra police resources.