Here we present information on the crash involvement of people driving on an overseas licence and how this has changed over time.
The information here is limited to drivers. Overseas drivers are identified in the NZ Transport Agency’s Crash Analysis System (CAS) by their licence status. Visitor status information is not collected for passengers, cyclists, pedestrians or other road users injured in road crashes.
A person can drive on an appropriate overseas licence or international permit for up to 12 months in New Zealand (from when they last entered New Zealand), however they must convert it to a New Zealand licence if they wish to drive after this time. While some information is gathered on whether the driver on an overseas licence is a short-term visitor, student, or migrant, this is not always known.