Should New Zealand follow Queensland's ban on police pursuits?

The result of a Government review of police pursuits is expected back later this year - but the AA says police should reassess their policies now.

The motoring group says police should look at Queensland, Australia, where pursuits are banned unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Kelly Newton, an unwitting victim of a police pursuit in New Zealand, is concerned there will be another death sooner rather than later if it's not addressed.

Last October, a car in a police chase ploughed through her fence and smashed into her house in Horotiu, North Waikato. The out-of-control car narrowly missed her six-year-old boy, who was playing outside.

"His car had stopped 8m away from my son on the trampoline and 7m from my daughters, who were thankfully on the couch instead of where they normally would have been at that time of day in the backyard," Ms Newton said.

Police told her they had abandoned the pursuit, but Ms Newton says they were right behind and in her backyard within seconds.

She says police chases are too risky.

"For every one person they're chasing, there's hundreds of thousands of innocent people standing around going about their day."

Police pursue 10 cars every day in New Zealand.

On Monday in Tauranga, they chased a vehicle which burst into flames before a man jumped into the Wairoa River.

Two days ago, police say a van driver tried to run over a police officer during a pursuit. He'd continued despite driving over spikes, which blew out his tyres.

Police had abandoned a pursuit of the same man just a day before.

The AA says the number of police pursuits is rising steadily - there were nearly 60 percent more chases last year than in 2014, and one in five pursuits ends in a crash.

The AA says the country should look to Queensland, where guidelines introduced seven years ago banned police from pursuits except in the case of a violent high-risk offender or lives being threatened.

Ms Newton said in her case, the police officer seemed more hyped up than the teenager he was chasing.

"I don't think they should be making those decisions to chase, you know, when they're all pumped up on adrenaline."

But police maintain the onus is on the person they've pulled over, and officers always make a threat assessment when they decide to pursue.

But it's always controlled through the communications centre and they take into account the nature of the offence.

There appears to be no impetus to change chase policies immediately - police will only say they'll act after a comprehensive review comes out later this year.