Safety

Media releases about safety issues.

25 May 2017

New cars hit the market with stellar safety rating

The new Subaru XV and Holden Astra sedan have hit the New Zealand new car market with an impressive 5 star ANCAP safety rating. Both vehicles did well across the various crash scenarios and tests, pro... Read more

8 May 2017

Be smart about your speed this Road Safety Week

Go at the right speed for the right conditions is the message the AA would like drivers to take on board this Road Safety Week. Road Safety Week starts today and is an annual event highlighting the ne... Read more

13 April 2017

Remember the simplest safety message this Easter - AA

The number of people dying on our roads has shown no improvement in the first three months of the year and it is horrific how many deaths could have been easily prevented, says the AA. As we head into... Read more

20 March 2017

Hyundai i20 falls short in latest ANCAP safety results

It’s a mixed bag of results in latest round of Australasian New Car Assessment Programme safety ratings. Four cars were put under crash test scrutiny, but just three hit the top 5 star ANCAP safety ra... Read more

7 March 2017

Compact SUV shines light on safety tech with 5 stars from ANCAP

Due to hit the New Zealand market by May this year, Toyota’s latest offering is a compact SUV – the C-HR – which received a 5 star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANC... Read more

26 January 2017

ANCAP 2 star safety rating for Ford Mustang

There’s no denying the popularity of the Ford Mustang in New Zealand. Pre-launch hype generated a significant buzz with those keen to buy an all-American right-hand drive muscle car. Launched in late ... Read more

26 January 2017

Holiday brains lead to lost keys and lock-ins

Taking your car keys for a swim, leaving them in the bush, burying them in the boot under the groceries or giving them to the kids to play with – these are just a handful of the ways Kiwis managed to ... Read more

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

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