Safety

Media releases about safety issues.

31 December 2016

Crashes claiming far too many Kiwi lives

The Automobile Association is deeply disappointed that road deaths have risen in 2016.  Provisional data shows 328 New Zealanders have been killed in 2016. That follows 319 deaths the year before. The... Read more

22 December 2016

Avoid becoming a road crash statistic these holidays

The AA says you can reduce your chances of becoming a road crash statistic this holiday season with some simple steps to prepare yourself and your car for the drive. Sadly 12 people died on New Zealan... Read more

21 December 2016

Don’t rely on luck – AA’s call to motorists this summer

You’re on the motorway surrounded in traffic when suddenly your car breaks down – what do you do? For many people their first instinct is to get out of the car, leaving it up to luck, and the skills o... Read more

19 December 2016

Top cars for 2016 earn 5 star safety rating

  AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks says that while manufacturers have improved the safety attributes of their cars rapidly over the past years, Mercedes-Benz has once again edged the... Read more

1 December 2016

Deadly December warning for drivers

The AA is reminding drivers to take special care as the most lethal month on our roads begins today. In the last five years December has averaged nearly 31 deaths on the roads, well above any other mo... Read more

8 November 2016

New Holden Astra set to debut with 5 star safety rating

If you’re after a small, structurally safe car that looks out for more than just the driver then Holden’s latest offering- the Astra - will be one to keep an eye out for. It’s due to hit the New Zeala... Read more

20 October 2016

Seatbelt deaths a senseless tragedy

People not wearing seat belts and dying on our roads has to stop, says New Zealand’s leading road safety organisation the Automobile Association. "It's hard to believe that heading into Labour weekend... Read more

11 October 2016

Sad milestone for 2016 road toll

With 81 days still to go in the year the number of people killed on our roads is now more than the entire 2013 road toll. “In 2013 New Zealand had a record low road toll of 253 deaths but since then t... Read more

7 October 2016

SUV competition heats up with latest ANCAP ratings

Competition is strong within the New Zealand SUV market and with the latest release of 5 star ANCAP ratings for the BMW X1 and the new Volkswagen Tiguan. Both models come equipped with an active bonne... Read more

31 August 2016

Safe cars don’t cost an arm and a leg according to latest safety rating guide

Vehicles are becoming safer, but not necessarily more expensive according to the latest 2016 Used Car Safety Ratings (UCSR) guide released today. The guide is based on extensive real world crash data ... Read more

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