Motorcycle Safety levy and strategy
We’re investing the Motorcycle Safety levy through the NZ Motorcycle Safety Strategy. This is about taking an evidence-led approach to investing in things that help protect riders.
The Motorcycle Safety levy is part of the Motor Vehicle levy paid per motorcycle registered. The Motor Vehicle levy helps cover cost of accidents on public roads involving moving vehicles.
The levy rate is set through regulations. It’s currently $25 per registration and you pay per vehicle not per person. It equates to approximately $1.8 million per year.
We calculate levies so that we can cover the cost of injuries. This includes injuries that need lifelong support.
We’re investing the Motorcycle Safety levy through the NZ Motorcycle Safety Strategy. The goal is to help you enjoy more kilometres on your bike, uninterrupted by accidents.
The Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) was established in 2011 by the then Minister for ACC.
The Council’s role is to provide independent assurance to the Minister of ACC (or Associate Minister) that ACC is effectively investing the Motorcycle Safety levy. This is to make sure we spend the levy on initiatives that will make riding on New Zealand roads safer and that it aligns with the Motorcycle Safety Strategy.