Safety

Media releases about safety issues.

18 October 2017

Kiwis think they’re great drivers, so why do many feel unsafe?

More than a third of New Zealanders feel unsafe while driving and most don’t have confidence in the ability of other motorists. An AA Driving School survey has found that within seven days of driving ... Read more

6 September 2017

Motorists need car safety information at point of sale

The latest update to the Used Car Safety Ratings guide reinforces the need for more information to be provided to buyers at the point of sale. Released today, the 2017 Used Car Safety Ratings guide is... Read more

6 September 2017

Plenty of options for safety conscious buyers

The growing market of 5 star rated cars has been added to with the latest release of vehicle safety ratings giving safety conscious buyers plenty more options to choose from. In the newest round of Au... Read more

27 July 2017

3 stars not good enough for family-focussed people mover

The rating applies to all van and people mover variants of the LDV G10 from June 2015 and onwards. AA Network Support Manager Phil Collings says it’s disappointing to see a vehicle designed as a famil... Read more

11 July 2017

Practice the basics as weather packs in, the AA warns

With snow, heavy rain and gales predicted to cause days of travel disruptions for much of the South Island and lower North Island, the AA is reminding drivers to take their time on the roads and avoid... Read more

29 June 2017

New Land Rover ticks the right boxes for Kiwi families

The list of safe cars that New Zealand families can choose from has grown after the latest Land Rover Discovery achieved a 5 star ANCAP safety rating across all its diesel variants. The large SUV take... Read more

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

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