Total number of crashes caused by cellphones for the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013

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From: Jonathan

Dear New Zealand Transport Agency,

I am looking to write a feature on safe driving and would like a document detailing the amount of car crashes caused by distracted drivers using cell phones.

I would like any available data on this topic for the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and the year 2013 so far.

Yours faithfully,
Jonathan Killick

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Attachment OIA 1304 Jonathan Killick.pdf
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Dear Jonathan


Please see the attached reply from Lyndon Hammond, Acting Group Manager
Planning and Investment, to your request of 13 December 2013 for data on
crashes caused by drivers’ attention being diverted by using cell phones.





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Manager, Official Information


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