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SYDNEY, Dec 30 AAP

December 31 2012, 06:17AM

The national holiday road toll remains at 31, with no fatal accidents across the country so far on Sunday.

The latest death occurred in Western Australia late on Saturday night, when the driver of a Toyota Land Cruiser crashed into a tree and the vehicle caught fire south of Perth shortly before 11pm (WST).

Boxing Day has been the worst day so far, with seven people dying, five in NSW alone.

NSW heads the road toll with eight dead, followed by Victoria on seven, WA on six, South Australia on four, Queensland on four, and Tasmania on two. The ACT and Northern Territory are so far fatality free.

* The national road toll period runs from 0001 December 23, 2012, until 2359 January 3, 2013, local times, in line with the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Board.