Traffic injury mortality rates are increasing but remain lower than historical highs

We've updated our factsheet on traffic injury mortality.

  • In 2016–18, mortality rates were highest for males (especially those aged 15–24), Māori, older adults, people living in more deprived areas and those living outside main urban areas.
  • In terms of deaths per time spent travelling and distance travelled, motorcyclists were at a 100-times greater risk of death (respectively) than non-motorcyclists.
  • The highest mortality rates in 2014–18 occurred in West Coast and Northland districts, followed by Whanganui and Tairāwhiti.

View the full factsheet here: Road traffic injury mortality | New Zealand | Report Builder for ArcGIS (