Safety

Media releases about safety issues.

14 April 2016

Safer vehicles more affordable for middle New Zealand

Big or small, luxury or standard the latest release of 5 star ANCAP safety ratings show consumer choice for buying a safe vehicle is at an all-time high. The small Holden Spark, Skoda Superb, Jaguar X... Read more

24 March 2016

AA has simple safety message for drivers this Easter

The AA wants all drivers to focus on the A, B, C’s of staying safe this Easter weekend: Stay Alert, take Breaks and be Considerate. “Many drivers think that the only people who crash are speeding or d... Read more

22 March 2016

Kia steps up its safety game with latest ANCAP rating

The latest Kia Carnival released in New Zealand in January has stepped up its safety game, receiving a solid 5 star ANCAP safety rating. The AA reported last year that the V6 Kia Carnival released in ... Read more

24 February 2016

New Audi shines bright with latest ANCAP rating

The latest Audi A4 has picked up a 5 star ANCAP rating just as it hits the New Zealand market this month. The medium car boasts a suite of advanced crash avoidance technologies as standard including E... Read more

11 February 2016

Worrying increase in children and pets locked in vehicles

There is an alarming rise in children and pets locked inside vehicles this summer creating a spike in emergency AA Roadservice callouts. About 210 children and pets were rescued from vehicles by the A... Read more

26 January 2016

Competition grows with the release of new ANCAP ratings

A string of 5 stars kicks off the New Year with the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Lexus RX and the Jaguar XE all awarded the highest ANCAP safety ratings. All three high end models boast a suite of advanced cras... Read more

31 December 2015

Tragic increase in annual road toll

A tragic second straight year of more deaths on our roads is extremely sad and troubling, says the Automobile Association.This year’s road toll was 321 deaths. That is 27 more deaths than last year’s ... Read more

23 December 2015

AA urges extra care on holiday highways

The AA is expecting New Zealand’s highways to be extra busy these holidays, meaning drivers need to take extra care.“With fuel prices low, Christmas falling on a Friday and record numbers of tourists ... Read more

7 December 2015

SUVs come out strong in latest ANCAP ratings

A pre-Christmas sprinkling of 5-Star ANCAP safety ratings has the New Zealand SUV market covered. The new 3.0 litre diesel Audi Q7, the compact Honda HR-V and soon to be released Mitsubishi Pajero Spo... Read more

18 November 2015

AA creates virtual driving site to prepare visitors for NZ roads

A ground-breaking new virtual driving website is being launched by the AA to help better prepare tourists for driving in New Zealand. The AA Visiting Drivers Training Programme will allow visitors to ... Read more

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