Motor Vehicle Crashes in New Zealand is an annual statistical statement on road crashes in New Zealand. This page reports on the 2013 calendar year.

About this publication

Crash data are derived from Traffic Crash Reports completed by police officers who attend fatal and injury crashes. The detailed information about crash circumstances and causes is extracted from these reports by NZ Transport Agency staff and stored in their Crash Analysis System (CAS). The New Zealand crash data presented in this annual publication is extracted from the information stored in CAS.

Motor Vehicle Crashes in New Zealand 2013

During the 2013 calendar year there were:

  • 239 fatal road crashes
  • 9,109 injury crashes
  • 254 deaths
  • 11,781 people injured

Casualty rates for 2013 were:

  • 0.8 deaths per 10,000 vehicles
  • 36 injuries per 10,000 vehicles
  • 5.7 deaths per 100,000 population
  • 264 injuries per 100,000 population

As well as the road crash statistics from CAS, Motor Vehicle Crashes in New Zealand includes national hospital, breath and blood alcohol, road user behaviour and comparative international statistics which relate to road crashes.

Download the full Motor Vehicle Crashes in New Zealand 2013 document [PDF, 7.6 MB]

Reported injury crashes 2013

Crash data from police-reported crashes:

Data sheets (excel):

National health statistics for road users

Road users hospitalised as a result of motor vehicle crashes.

National health statistics for road users [PDF, 874 KB]

Breath and blood alcohol statistics

Breath and blood alcohol offence data.

Breath and blood alcohol statistics [PDF, 731 KB]

Blood alcohol levels for fatally injured drivers

Postmortem blood alcohol test results for drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes.

Blood alcohol levels for fatally injured drivers [PDF, 934 KB]

International comparisons for road deaths

International comparisons of road deaths for countries that contribute to the OECD’s International Road Traffic and Accident Database.

International comparisons for road deaths [PDF, 800 KB]

Road user behaviour surveys

Results of surveys of seat belt use, cycle helmet use and driver’s choice of travel speeds.

Road user behaviour surveys [PDF, 485 KB]

Driver licence and vehicle fleet statistics

Driver licence holders by age and sex and vehicle fleet size.

Driver licence and vehicle fleet statistics [PDF, 449 KB]

New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy serious injury outcome indicators

The New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy (NZIPS) aims to improve the country's injury prevention performance.

NZIPS serious injury outcome indicators [PDF, 644 KB]

Legislation

Legislation affecting road safety.

Legislation [PDF, 478 KB]