New Zealand's road toll in five charts
The country's road toll has been declining for years, but after a series of horror crashes it is set to soar.
After a crash north of Taupō in which four people were killed, this year's grim toll climbed to 297.
That's already above than the toll for each of the past six calendar years and there are still more than two months to go.
An analysis by NZ Initiative researcher Sam Warburton that looked at crashes per kilometre driven found that the chance of a person in a car dying on the road was 41 per cent higher than it was in 2013, and 12 per cent higher than 2016.
The data from 2015 has New Zealand sandwiched between Czech Republic and Hungary, but above Australia and the United Kingdom.
These figures are unadjusted for population or kilometres driven.
Only "lost control" or "failed to keep left" were a cause in more fatal crashes. A crash can have more than one cause.