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10 fatal crashes short of $4.5billion

Posted by te2ataria on April 7, 2017

Heavily Censored Police Road Fatality Reports

  • Friday’s Update: ONLY ONE vehicle-related fatality report allowed by police today, as of posting, despite multiple serious crashes that have been reported locally.
  • Thursday’s Update: ONE vehicle-related fatality report  (second cyclist killed by a truck in two days) allowed by police, as of posting.

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NZ’s road crash costs just a dozen or so fatal crashes shy of $4.5b [but how accurate are those official figures?]

Total social cost of motor vehicle injury crashes in 2015 was about $3.79 billion, at June 2016 prices, according to the Ministry of Transport (Minitru).

In addition, there are an estimated 220,460 non-injury crashes, valued at a further $0.66 billion. This gives a total social cost of all motor vehicle crashes in 2015 of $4.45 billion (increased from $4.13 billion in 2014). These estimates include the costs associated with both reported and [estimated] non-reported cases, and allegedly covers all injuries recorded by NZ Police, hospitals and ACC.

Loss of life/ life quality due to permanent impairments accounted for approximately 91 per cent of the total social cost of injury crashes, while vehicle damage accounted for about five percent with other costs accounting  for the remaining four percent.

Average Social Cost per Reported  Crash:

  • Fatal: $4.73 million
  • Serious: $912,000
  • Minor: $99,000

Average Social Cost per Reported Injury:

  • Fatal: $4,180,000
  • Serious: 776,000
  • Minor: 77,000

Guria (1995) estimated that the number of non-injury crashes is 8.4 times the number of minor injury crashes.

Source: http://www.transport.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/Research/Documents/Social-cost-of-road-crashes-and-injuries-2016-update-final.pdf

We’ve disputed the doctored official road fatality figures throughout the life of this blog. See content for details.

Heavily Censored News From New Zealand’s Suicide Roads

SH1 Dome Valley crash now fatal
“Police can confirm one person has died following a two-car crash that’s closed SH1 at Dome Valley, north of Auckland, this evening. A second person sustained moderate injuries in the crash, which happened at 6.55pm.”
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-3-sh1-dome-valley-crash-now-fatal

Cyclist killed in Hastings truck crash: Cyclist fatality 8th road death in region
One cyclist was killed violently in collision with a truck in Pakowhai, about 9 kilometres north of Hastings last night. “A police spokeswoman said police were notified by ambulance at about 6.26pm to the incident on Brookfields Rd near the Gilbertson Rd intersection.”

The victim was the second KNOWN cyclists to be killed by a truck in New Zealand in two days.

On Wednesday, yet another cyclist was killed violently after being hit by a truck and trailer unit in Hamilton.

Fatal crash – Te Rapa Road, Hamilton
Yet another cyclist was killed violently after being hit by a truck and trailer unit on Te Rapa Road, Hamilton.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-te-rapa-road-hamilton

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