Changes confirmed by Government
Cabinet has announced their decisions following our levy consultation. After reviewing your feedback and our recommendations they have agreed with our recommendation to maintain the Motorcycle Safety Levy at $25 per vehicle per annum.
Our recommendations to the Minister
What we asked
We asked you what you thought about our proposal to maintain the Motorcycle Safety levy at $25 per vehicle.
What you told us
- More than half of the submitters supported maintaining the current Motorcycle Safety levy. They told us that they're happy with the initiatives available through the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) programme.
- Under half of the submitters are opposed to the current levy. They told us that ACC levies are already too high for motorcyclists and that they haven’t seen results from the safety levy to warrant the payment. These submitters advocated either reducing or abolishing the safety levy.
The ACC Board recommends:
- Maintaining the Motorcycle Safety Levy at $25 per vehicle.
We acknowledge the feedback received for this proposal. Based on the balance of the support received we're recommending maintaining the Motorcycle Safety Levy. However, we'll undertake further consideration of feedback and suggestions received over the next year and use it to inform our proposals for the Motorcycle Safety Levy in 2020.
All feedback on the Motorcycle Safety Levy will be passed on to the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) and the ACC Road Injury Prevention team for consideration in the future work programme for MSAC.
We'll have a decision from the Government on our recommendations in December.
Our original proposal
We introduced the Motorcycle levy (MSL) in 2011 to fund road safety initiatives for motorcycle and moped riders. The levy is currently $25 per motorcycle, which we collect through vehicle registration.
If you want more detail on this topic and the reason we proposed this, see our full consultation document.