There were 352 traffic-related fatalities in 2019

We have updated the 'Road traffic injury mortality' factsheet, here are some key facts:

In 2019, there were 352 traffic-related fatalities in New Zealand. As was the case for hospitalisations, motorcyclists were at a much greater risk of death than non-motorcyclists, having a 96- and 45-times greater risk of death (in terms of deaths per million kilometres travelled and million hours spent travelling respectively) than non-motorcyclists in 2015–18. Therefore, motorcyclists represent 18.5% of all traffic-related deaths in 2015–18, despite only accounting for 0.2% of the distance travelled by all modes of transport.