Risks for cyclists include decreased stability and a much lower level of protection than that provided by cars. In addition, cyclists may be less visible to other road users. These factors give cyclists a high level of risk per time unit travelled, although this risk is significantly lower than the risk faced by motorcyclists.(1)
Core dashboard information
Pedal cyclists road deaths within 30 days of injuries received in on-road motor vehicle crashes. Reported to MoT and NZ Transport Agency by Police officers who attend road crashes. Pedal cyclist only deaths were included from 1 January 2014.
Nature of data
NZ Transport Agency - Crash Analysis System (CAS)
|Custodian of data||NZ Transport Agency|
|URL||All figures are based on Ministry of Transport tabulations of NZTA Crash Analysis System data (see https://www.nzta.govt.nz/safety/safety-resources/crash-analysis-system). For 2000-2017, see https://www.transport.govt.nz/mot-resources/new-road-safety-resources/regional-road-casualties-dashboard/. For 2018, figures shown are previously unpublished and preliminary.|
|Quality of the data||Reliable|