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From: John Malcolm

Dear Accident Compensation Corporation,

Your website states:
"In 2010/2011 we looked at the number of claims, severity of injuries and the cost of treatment and ongoing support for motorcyclists involved in accidents. We then changed the motorcycle levy to help reflect this data and the relative risk of injuries involving motorcycles compared to injuries involving other vehicles.

Levies are now spread more fairly across all vehicle owners, but motorcycle accidents are still largely subsidised by other motorists"
(https://www.shapeyouracc.co.nz/proposals...)

Please provide a breakdown of the most recent injury costs for the type of motorcycle activity being undertaken when the accident occurred.

At minimum this should separate road users from off-road user accidents.

Ideally this information should include injury cost sustained in any comparative year by motorcyclists in the following activities:
Off road leisure
Off road competition
Farm or agriculture-related (Are trike and quad bike accidents included?)
On road legally registered
On road unregistered

Finally, what proportion of all on-road injury costs for motorcyclists involved another vehicle?

Yours faithfully,
John Malcolm

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Accident Compensation Corporation

Dear Mr Malcom

 

Thank you for your email of 17 September 2017, requesting the following
information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act):

 

Your website states:

"In 2010/2011 we looked at the number of claims, severity of injuries and
the cost of treatment and ongoing support for motorcyclists involved in
accidents. We then changed the motorcycle levy to help reflect this data
and the relative risk of injuries involving motorcycles compared to
injuries involving other vehicles.

 

Levies are now spread more fairly across all vehicle owners, but
motorcycle accidents are still largely subsidised by other motorists"

([1]https://www.shapeyouracc.co.nz/proposals...)

 

Please provide a breakdown of the most recent injury costs for the type of
motorcycle activity being undertaken when the accident occurred.

 

At minimum this should separate  road users from off-road user accidents.

 

Ideally this information should include injury cost sustained in any
comparative year by motorcyclists in the following activities:

Off road leisure

Off road competition

Farm or agriculture-related  (Are trike and quad bike accidents included?)
On road legally registered On road unregistered

 

Finally, what proportion of all on-road injury costs for motorcyclists
involved another vehicle?

 

We apologise for the delay in acknowledging your request.

 

This email is to inform you that we are working on your request and will
be in touch with you as soon as possible, and certainly by 13 October
2017.

 

In the meantime, if you have any questions we will be happy to work with
you to resolve these. We can be contacted by email at
[email address].

 

Kind regards

 

OIA Services, Government Engagement and Support

 

 

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Dear Mr Malcolm

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information under
the Official Information Act 1982, dated 17 September 2017.

 

Yours sincerely

OIA Services, Government Engagement and Support

 

 

Disclaimer:

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information. If you believe you have received this email in error, please
advise us immediately by return email or telephone and then delete this
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Phil Jackson left an annotation ()

I too have in the past requested info from ACC on facts relating to true costs of Motorcycle Accidents and was fed the same info received by the above requester.
I fail to see how ACC can make its claim and validate that Motorcyclists are subsidised when they do not have all the facts, that being who caused the accident in the first place, and they still count unregistered motorcycle accidents as in off road accidents yet lump all the costs on road registered motorcycles.
I am currently in correspondence with the new ACC Minister and will bring these facts to his attention.

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