data, apis & insights
You'll find relevant data, APIs and insights below. Please note the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.
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Insights: ROAD SAFETY CHALLENGES
Below are six road challenge areas as identified through research by the NZ Transport Agency. You do not have to develop a solution that fits one of these areas, but they may be helpful if you're looking for an area where you could have the greatest impact.
Problem statement: While a high proportion (97%) of front seat drivers and passengers wear their seatbelts, in 2017 26% of deaths (97 people) involved people not wearing their seatbelt.
Challenge: How can technology help "make it click" every time in every vehicle?
Problem statement: Travelling too fast for the conditions (speed) is a factor in 29% of fatal and 21% of serious injury crashes. These people are travelling above what is safe and appropriate to enable them to either avoid a serious crash or only sustain minor injuries if a crash occurs.
Challenge: How can we help vehicles travel at the safe and appropriate speed for the road, the vehicle and the conditions?
Problem statement: Alcohol, drugs and fatigue are significant causes of serious crashes. When we are impaired, our reaction times are slower and our judgment is poor. The nature of impairment - the person who is impaired is less able to recognise their own condition.
Challenge: How can we stop people getting behind the wheel when they are impaired?
Roads & Roadsides
Problem statement: While the open road default speed limit is 100km/h, not all rural roads are safe to be driven at that speed - they are not forgiving, as they don't have any way of preventing head on or run-off road crashes.
Challenge: How can we reduce the risk on high speed, undivided roads?
Problem statement: NZ has an old light vehicle fleet (average 14 years old) meaning many vehicles are not designed and built to protect occupants or other road users in the event of a serious crash, nor are they fitted with safety features that can help avoid crashes.
Challenge: How can technology help people in older vehicles avoid a serious crash?
Problem statement: Injuries for motorcyclists who crash are often very severe due to high impact speeds and little protection around the rider.
Challenge: How can we help motorcyclists avoid serious collisions with vehicles and roadside objects?
The incredible NZ Transport Agency team have worked hard to pull together StoryMap, a visualisations portal with interesting challenges, datasets and insights. We hope it's valuable - especially if you are new to transport data.
NZTA Open Data Portal
Try our new Open Data Portal before its public release - it's a platform where the NZ Transport Agency shares open data. You can explore, analyse, and download data in a range of formats. Link.
NZTA CAS Open Data - Traffic Crash Data
This dataset includes crash variables confirmed as non-personal data, extracted from the Transport Agency Crash Analysis System (CAS). CAS records all traffic crashes as reported to the Transport Agency by the NZ Police.
Crash Analysis Meta Data
The following documents provide a description of the data captured in the NZTA Crash Analysis System. Note that, as some of the information in CAS is sensitive (eg. names of those involved), only authorised users who have signed a privacy agreement with the Transport Agency can see all of the recorded detail. Link. Guide.
State Highway Traffic Volumes
Traffic monitoring information provides a measure of the traffic demand imposed on the state highway network. Link.
NZTA - NZ Vehicle Fleet Open Data Sets
The New Zealand vehicle fleet open data provides a point-in-time 'snapshot' of all vehicles currently registered in New Zealand. Link.
NZTA - NZ Driver License Register (DLR) Statistics Link.
NZTA Planning and Investment Data
This dataset contains information on the use of-, spend on-, and condition of-, our transport infrastructure for planning and investment purposes. Link.
Statistics NZ - Demographics
Demographics and population data from census provides context to safety challenges - such as population pressures, deprivation and growth forecasting. Link.
NZ Accident Compensation Corporation
Tool to get statistics on our claims over the past five years. You can filter by type of injury, where and how the accident happened, age and gender. Link.
Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health receives data from different parts of the health sector through the utilisation of health services or mandatory reporting national collections, and also from national population health surveys. Link.
Police routinely release data on the last working data of each month via an interactive reporting tool known as policedata.nz. Link.
Transport Related Open Data
data.govt.nz is a repository of thousands of freely usable datasets released by New Zealand Government organisations. There are 358 datasets related to transport.
Used Car Safety Ratings
This dataset describes the crash safety of various car models. Link.
This is the NZ Transport Agency API homepage. InfoConnect exposes a diverse range of APIs and transport data from both within the NZ Transport Agency and its key partners. Link.
Auckland Traffic API
The Auckland Traffic API lets you access realtime data on traffic conditions in Auckland. Link.
Christchurch Traffic API
The TMP for Christchurch API lets you access information on all known planned events on the roading network within the Christchurch City boundary including Banks Peninsula. Link.
Highway Information API
The Traffic Road Event Information System (TREIS) API lets you access realtime data on events/incidents that affect traffic conditions across the network of national state highways. Link.
Location Referencing API
The Location Referencing API provides access to authoritative data representing locations along the State Highway network. Link.
SSDF Segment Manager API
The NZTA SSDF Segment Manager is a component of SSDF which uses traffic flow measurements to estimate the time required for vehicles to travel along sections of major transport routes within the Auckland region. Link.
Traffic Cameras API
The NZ Transport Agency has over 100 webcams in our main cities and towns and in some key rural locations. Link.
The TomTom Maps APIs allows you to easily build location-aware applications. A variety of cross platform REST APIs and SDKs are available to build and enhance your mobile and web apps with search, routing, mapping, traffic and navigation features. Link.
Open API to data on where people travel using active modes (cycling, walking, running). Link.
NZTA Road Safety Outcomes
These reports provide quarterly summaries of the latest statistics and trends for areas of concern in New Zealand's road safety programme under the Safer Journeys strategy. Outcome measures are provided at national, regional and Police District level. Link.
NZTA Risk Register
This document provides a ranking of different communities around NZ with regard to selected road safety risks. Approved organisations will use the information contained in the register to support their application for funding through TIO (Transport Investment Online).
Road Safety Surveys
The Ministry of Transport conducts and collates information for a number of road safety surveys every year. Survey topics include child restraints, seatbelt use, speed and the annual Public Attitudes to Road Safety survey. Link.
NZTA - Perceptions on Cycling in NZ
Infographics giving behavioural research insights on driver perceptions of cyclists in NZ.
NZTA - Our other websites
A range of other sites that the Agency hosts or contributes to. Link.
Showcase of innovations implemented by NZTA and its partners. Link.
Safety - safe system, initiatives & plans. Link.
NZTA Research Report 593
The role of real-time crowdsourced information and technology in supporting traveller information and network efficiency. Link.
NZTA Research Programme
Through our research programme, we invest in innovative and relevant research that plays a critical role at the forefront of land transport thinking and contributes to achieving the government's goals for transport. Link.
Other nz public sector insights
NZ Government Road Safety Strategy
Safety challenges, current initiatives & the Safe System approach. Link.
Why people die in road crashes
Analysis of the road toll to understand why people die in road crashes. Link.
Understanding the NZ Road Toll
Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of the New Zealand Road Toll - what causes crashes and injuries. Link.
Contributions to the Long Term Downward Road Toll Trend
Econometric analysis of the Downward Trend in Road Fatalities since 1990. Link.
Transport Knowledge Hub
Strives to encourage collaboration and raise awareness of related work and future opportunities or needs. Link.
Ministry of Transport (MoT)
The research and statistics section of our website provides information about the road toll and crash statistics, transporting monitoring indicators, travel and road safety surveys, and the vehicle fleet. It also provides links to other transport and environmental research. Link.
NZ Transport Knowledge Forum
TFK 2017 Conference Presentations. Link.
MoT NZ Transport Outlook
The Transport Outlook, Current and Future State Reports. Link.
NZ Police School Portal
NZ Police aim for children and young people to be safe as pedestrians, passengers, cyclists or drivers. Link.
NZ Police Driving & Road Safety
How to report a bad driver and learn about driving legislation, including speed limits and road safety cameras. Read advice on how to stay safe in your vehicle, and information about the Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit (CVIU). Link.
Right Care NZ
Vehicle Safety Ratings. Link.
Other NZ Insights
Safety performance trends and historic risk analysis
The New Zealand Road Assessment Programme, KiwiRAP, analyses the road safety of the state highway network. New results to be released in March for 2012 - 2016. Link.
NZ Transport Institute
TRAFINZ 2017 Conference Presentations. Link.
NZ Automobile Association
The AA Research Foundation invests in road safety research. Link.
ANCAP - Australia
Vehicle safety testing & rating. Link.
World Health Organisation
Decade of Road Safety. Link.
Australasian Transport Research Form
ATRF Conference Papers. Link.
Australasian College Road Safety
ACRS Publications. Link.
Together for Safer Roads
Together for Safer Roads is an innovative coalition of global private sector companies, across industries, collaborating to improve road safety. The coalition brings together members' knowledge, data, tech, and networks to focus on five areas that will make the greatest impact globally and within local communities. Link.
MONASH Accident Research Centre Publications
The MUARC Research team produce reports on a broad range of topics across the spectrum of injury prevention from young driver safety to farm injuries and safety in the home and workplace. Link.
General Sources of Research and Analysis
Science Direct - Published Research
Google Scholar - Published Research
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