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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)

(1) See https://www.transport.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/Research/Documents/647c44c080/Cycling2017.pdf



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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

Primary source

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 For 2018, figures shown are previously unpublished and preliminary.
Frequency Annual
Disaggregation Regional
Quality of the data Reliable
Next Update August