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Tourist drivers crash statistics

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 29/04/2016

OVERSEAS DRIVER CRASH DATA (2010-14)

HOW MANY?

* 5.7 per cent of fatal and injury crashes

* 2081 crashes where overseas driver at-fault; 42,381 NZ driver

* involved in 16 fatal crashes in 2014; 536 injury crashes

WHERE?

* 41 per cent of all overseas driver crashes in South Island

* 38 per cent of crashes in Westland involved overseas driver

* Mackenzie, Queenstown-Lakes, Southland and Kaikoura all above 20 per cent

* 58 per cent on open road

WHY?

* Lost control 35 per cent

* Failed to adjust to NZ rules or conditions 33 per cent

* Failed to give way or stop 29 per cent

WHO?

* cars 74 per cent; vans 13 per cent

* Australians, Chinese, Germans, Britons, Indians and Americans account for 55 per cent of overseas drivers in crashes

Source: Ministry of Transport

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