Media releases about safety issues.

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

11 November 2015

New Hyundai Tucson plans changes after missing top safety rating

The new 2015 Hyundai Tucson released earlier this year has come up short in the latest ANCAP results. The medium SUV earned a 4-star rating after the frontal offset crash test found the driver’s leg a... Read more

6 November 2015

AA welcomes new initiatives targeting drink driving

An alcohol interlock pilot programme being introduced by the Department of Corrections is a positive step in preventing drink driving, says the Automobile Association. The pilot programme aims to fund... Read more

30 October 2015

Flood of 5 star safety ratings for new vehicles

A number of new vehicles hitting the New Zealand market have all received 5 star ANCAP safety ratings giving consumers a greater choice when it comes to car buying. Eight vehicles announced by the Aus... Read more

11 September 2015

New top safe cars available, but life-saving technology slow to emerge

Top safety marks for new cars are flowing thick and fast with a range of vehicle categories at the top of the class. The Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has added two of New Zealand’... Read more

1 September 2015

Top safety picks for used cars

Kiwi motorists have a fresh set of information to assist them in assessing the safety of their next used vehicle with the release of the 2015 Used Car Safety Ratings guide today. The Used Car Safety R... Read more

14 August 2015

Poor 2 star safety result for LDV commercial van

A lack of electronic stability control and a poor crash test result has led to dismal 2 star ANCAP safety rating for the LDV V80 commercial van. The Australasian New Car Assessment Programme offset cr... Read more

14 July 2015

Interlocks prevent thousands of drink driving attempts

More than 2300 attempts to drink and drive have been prevented by alcohol interlocks since they were introduced in New Zealand. Alcohol interlocks are like an in-car breathalyser and in 2012 became a ... Read more

26 June 2015

Learner drivers should avoid tackling sub-zero road conditions

When the mercury drops, snow starts falling and black ice forms on the roads, learner drivers should stay off the road. AA Driving School Education and Industry Relationship Manager Karen Dickson says... Read more

3 June 2015

Kia hits five-stars with latest Sorento

Kia has achieved an outstanding 5-star ANCAP rating for its new Sorento released last month. The four-door large SUV reached a near perfect ANCAP score and performed well in its crash tests offering g... Read more

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