ACC Motor Vehicle Accident Data

ACC claims relating to motor vehicle or road accidents.

Injury Prevention:

Keeping safe on the road

The number of people killed on our roads is growing. We get about 40,000 new injury claims a year from crashes on our roads. Every year there are hundreds of people killed on our roads. Fatalities and serious injuries have risen year-on-year for the past five years, with 473 people killed or seriously injured in 2017. We expect this number to continue to rise. Deaths and injuries from road accidents have a significant impact on families and communities. We’re working with government agencies to reduce the number and severity of these road crash injuries. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has information and resources about road safety.
We're also a partner in the government's Safer Journeys strategy for improving road safety by 2020. It aims to manage road safety across all elements of the system – roads, speed, safe vehicles, and use.

More information and resources can be found on ACC's website using the below link:

The information provided is based on the following criteria/considerations.

The data has been extracted based on the following criteria:
  • The claim has is funded under the ACC Motor vehicle fund.
  • The claim was lodged or active in the period between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2021.
  • The claim has a cover decision equal to "Accept".
Caveats / Notes:
  • Costs provided are exclusive of GST.
  • Costs are based on payment date. Payment date may be different to the date of service.
  • Accredited employer claims are excluded from the information.
  • A financial year is 1 July to 30 June.
  • Any instances of client gender, age, ethnicity, or accident location that are missing are not included in the information.
  • ACC is reliant on the information a person provides on their ACC45 injury claim form which is completed when they seek medical treatment for their injury.
  • Data were extracted on 26 August 2021 and may differ if re-run at a later date.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Theme Motor Vehicle Accidents
Author ACC
Maintainer Analytics & Reporting
Maintainer Email Analytics & Reporting
Update frequency Annual
Created 2018-11-30
Date modified 2021-09-13
Language English
Source Identifier
Record created March 25, 2019, Last Updated September 23, 2021