Media releases about safety issues.

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

28 May 2015

AA urges drivers to do the safety basics this weekend

Don’t let your brain go on holiday when you are driving this long weekend, says the Automobile Association. “If every driver does common-sense things like driving to the conditions, not speeding, stay... Read more

14 May 2015

Vehicle recalls are no reason to panic

Faulty airbags supplied by Japanese automotive part supplier Takata are likely to affect a number of Japanese car models, with Toyota and Nissan having issued vehicle recalls globally and with the pro... Read more

17 April 2015

4-star ANCAP results reveal more attention to structural integrity needed

Both the 2014 Mini Cooper 3 and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer fall short of a 5-star ANCAP rating after crash tests reveal the driver could be seriously injured due to a lack of structural protection... Read more

31 March 2015

AA disappointed with Kia Carnival 4 star ANCAP safety rating

In a head on collision the newly released Kia Carnival could potentially cause serious injury to passengers, according to the latest ANCAP safety ratings, which grades the 2015 model of the people mov... Read more

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