Skip to content

Causes of vehicle crashes in NZ

I would like to request detailed information about the causes of vehicular accidents in NZ, specifically more in-depth details on the "vehicle factors". I am interested to know the data on how many vehicle accidents attribute the cause to mechanical failures (engine and/or suspension related) and electrical failures (lighting related failures). I have downloaded the CAS data, but it does not contain this kind of information. The data format can be the accident code + description based on the Ministry of Transport document "causative and contributory factors", or it can be natural language text as written down by the emergency or police on-site in their accident report. The format requested is either CSV or XLSX.

determining how many vehicular accidents are caused by mechanical failures of the car. It also relates to the effectivity of the WOF inspections, and if these inspections are able to capture and/or prevent potential accidents.

It also relates to the effectivity of the WOF inspections, and if these inspections are able to capture and/or prevent potential accidents.


Response from
NZ Transport Agency

Dataset submitted

Kia ora :) You can now find the response to this request on our website, at https://www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/official-information-act/non-media-official-information-act-oia-responses/.

1 Comment

  • Official Correspondence (NZ Transport Agency)

    This acknowledges your request for information made under the Official Information Act 1982.

    Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate section of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for response. They will contact you if they require clarification of your request, more time to respond, or if your request has been transferred to another organisation to respond to. Unless more time is required, Waka Kotahi will send a response to you within 20 working days of receiving your request – in this instance on or before 19 April 2021.

    The information you have requested may contain the names and contact details of our staff. Please let us know whether you require these names and contact details. We may need to consult our staff before deciding whether we can release this information, and this may take a bit more time. If we do not hear from you we will assume that you do not require staff names and contact details.

    If you would like to discuss your request with Waka Kotahi, please contact us by email at official.correspondence@nzta.govt.nz.

    Regards
    _________ __________________________________________
    Ministerial Services
    Government | Engagement & Partnerships
    Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
    National Office / 50 Victoria Street
    Private Bag 6995, Wellington 6141, New Zealand
    _________ _____________________________________

Top