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CAS processing update – January 2019

We have target processing times for all crash reports. These targets relate to the time taken from the date that the crash report is received by The Transport Agency until the time it is entered in the crash analysis system (CAS). Delays in reporting a crash to The Transport Agency, and errors in initial reporting (e.g. an injury crash initially reported as a non-injury crash), may lead to delays in the crash being processed.

The following sections provide more detailed information about the current situation (as at 14 January 2019). This information will be updated frequently. 

Fatal crashes

Our target is to process all fatal crashes within one working day of the crash report being received. This target is being achieved. We expect to continue to achieve this target, and will provide an update if this changes significantly.

Table 1 – Fatal crashes recorded in CAS, per month (as at 14 January 2019)

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2015

23

26

24

28

20

22

26

22

15

31

25

29

291

2016

31

22

25

24

21

24

13

24

22

22

31

26

285

2017

28

26

27

31

27

28

32

30

27

25

25

36

342

2018

35

26

31

23

29

28

16

26

22

23

29

22

310

2019

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Total

122

100

107

106

97

102

87

102

86

101

110

113

1233

Injury crashes

Our target is to process all injury crashes (serious and minor injury) within four weeks of the crash report being received. This target is being achieved. We expect to continue to achieve this target, and will provide an update if this changes significantly.

However, as noted in the information on non-injury crashes, as at 12 October 2018 we have approximately 3,500 un-processed crash reports. We anticipate that most of these will be non-injury crashes, but we estimate that up to 2.5% of these may be initially incorrectly received as non-injury and will not be identified as such until the report is processed.

Table 2 – Injury crashes recorded in CAS, per month (as at 14 January 2019)

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2015

749

758

896

761

864

804

795

803

735

733

766

837

9501

2016

758

804

838

801

877

720

796

772

765

818

896

942

9787

2017

856

844

1009

868

916

904

929

917

819

843

904

990

10799

2018

894

949

1040

909

974

950

852

923

764

926

785

47

10013

Total

3257

3355

3783 3339 3631 3378 3372 3415 3083 3320 3351 2816 40,100

Non-injury crashes

Our target is to process all non-injury crashes within three months of the crash report being received. We are achieving this target. We expect to continue to achieve this target, and will provide an update if this changes significantly.

We have successfully reduced the backlog to approximately 2,000 un-processed crash reports. We anticipate that the vast majority of these will be non-injury crashes, but we estimate that up to 2.5% of these may be incorrectly noted and will not be identified as such until the crash is processed.

Table 3 – Non-injury crashes recorded in CAS, per month (as at 14 January 2019)

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2015

1459

1681

1860

1857

1927

1808

1854

1726

2004

1950

2078

2163

22367

2016

1845

2081

2224

2115

2452

2278

2490

2506

2235

2284

2269

2254

27033

2017

2061

2103

2396

2304

2545

2511

2597

2432

2292

2199

2233

2288

27961

2018

2174

2266

2329 2084 2408 2450 2004 1860 1373

92

2

0

19042

Total

7539

8131

8809

8360

9332

9047

8945

8524

7904

6525

6582

6705

 96403

Contact details

If you require more information please contact cas.administrator@nzta.govt.nz

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