Motor Vehicle Crashes in New Zealand is an annual statistical statement on road crashes in New Zealand. This page reports on the 2015 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.
For 2015 all of the information is presented as spreadsheets.
Motor Vehicle Crashes in New Zealand 2015
During the 2015 calendar year there were:
- 291 fatal road crashes
- 9,446 injury crashes
- 319 deaths
- 12,270 people injured
Casualty rates for 2015 were:
- 0.9 deaths per 10,000 vehicles
- 35 injuries per 10,000 vehicles
- 6.9 deaths per 100,000 population
- 267 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.
Reported injury crashes 2015
Crash data from police-reported crashes:
- Section 1 Historical [XLSX, 152 KB]
- Section 2 Casualties and crashes [XLSX, 388 KB]
- Section 3 Truck casualties and crashes [XLSX, 71 KB]
- Section 4 Motorcycle casualties and crashes [XLSX, 86 KB]
- Section 5 Pedal cyclist casualties and crashes [XLSX, 83 KB]
- Section 6 Pedestrian casualties and crashes [XLSX, 81 KB]
- Section 7 Local body casualties and crashes [XLSX, 250 KB]
- Section 8 Drivers involved in reported injury crashes [XLSX, 96 KB]
- Section 9 Ethnicity [XLSX, 49 KB]
National health statistics for road users
Road users hospitalised as a result of motor vehicle crashes.
Breath and blood alcohol statistics
Breath and blood alcohol offence data.
Blood alcohol levels for fatally injured drivers
Postmortem blood alcohol test results for drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes.
International comparisons for road deaths
International comparisons of road deaths for countries that contribute to the OECD’s International Road Traffic and Accident Database.
Road user behaviour surveys
Results of surveys of seat belt use, cycle helmet use and driver’s choice of travel speeds.
Driver licence and vehicle fleet statistics
Driver licence holders by age and sex and vehicle fleet size.
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.
Legislation affecting road safety.