Media releases about safety issues.

11 February 2015

Compact Suzuki misses ANCAP 5 star safety target

The New Zealand market will receive a higher spec version of the Suzuki Celerio than European customers, but not high enough to ensure it receives a top ANCAP safety rating. The Australasian New Car A... Read more

30 January 2015

Watch out for kids as schools start back

The AA is reminding all drivers to be extra careful as schools start for 2015. Many primary schools will be starting on Monday, so the roads will be busy in the mornings and afternoons with schoolkids... Read more

28 January 2015

Honda Jazz ticks ANCAP safety boxes with 5-star rating

More accolades for the compact Honda Jazz following on from success in its category at the New Zealand Car of the Year awards last month. The latest 2014 Honda Jazz has received a 5 star Australasian ... Read more

5 January 2015

Vehicle safety bar set high in 2014

About 30 vehicles either in the New Zealand market, or about to be, have been awarded Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety ratings in 2014, with all but two receiving the highest r... Read more

31 December 2014

Tragic increase in annual road toll

A big increase in road deaths in 2014 is extremely sad and disappointing, says the Automobile Association. This year’s road toll was 298 deaths. That is 44 more deaths than last year’s record low annu... Read more

1 December 2014

AA urges drivers to stay safe with lower drink driving limit

The AA is urging drivers to not take any risks around drinking alcohol then driving, as the lower adult drink driving limit comes into force today. “The old limit allowed people who were badly impaire... Read more

18 November 2014

Stopping drink driving will take more than just lower limit

Stopping drink driving crashes is going to take more than just reducing the adult drink driving limit, says the Automobile Association. The adult (20 and older) limit will lower to 50mg of alcohol per... Read more

23 October 2014

Hyundai Genesis lifts the active safety bar – AA

Hyundai’s luxury offering to the market, the Genesis sedan will reach New Zealand with a 5 star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) rating. The large car is the latest rated Hyundai to a... Read more

23 October 2014

Say ‘pass’ to passing this weekend

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend. "People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesper... Read more

9 September 2014

Growing base of safe second-hand vehicle choices

New Zealand’s fleet of second-hand vehicles is growing safer as revealed in the latest release of the Used Car Safety Ratings guide today. The Used Car Safety Ratings guide is updated every year and p... Read more

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