The Crash Analysis System (CAS) allows analysis of and holds information about motor vehicle crashes in New Zealand.
We collect information about crashes and hold it in CAS for the purposes of:
The information is provided by the NZ Police under section 211 of the Land Transport Act 1998. If you have been involved in a crash, your information may be included in the CAS system.
Personal information of individuals involved in crashes, including their:
Some information on crashes is publicly available in the Waka Kotahi Open Data Portal. Users of this portal cannot access your personal information and so cannot identify you at all.
Waka Kotahi Open Data Portal(external link)
Direct access to CAS may be provided to users who must first sign agreements for access which place obligations on them to only use the data for approved purposes. Examples include engineers who may want to analyse individual crashes to evaluate road safety projects.
Users with direct access are prohibited from disclosing any information that may reveal the identity of any individual involved in a crash.
We can also link CAS data to data from other sources to improve its usefulness to recipients.
Our general privacy statement on information storage, security, accessing and correcting your information also applies to CAS.
You can ask questions, request access to, and correction of, your information. In some cases, we may refer you to the NZ Police or another agency if they collected the information.
Please refer to the 'Requesting access to or correction of your information' section for more information.
Requesting access to or correction of your information
If you have a complaint about how we handled your personal information, please refer to the 'Privacy complaints' section.