Safety

Media releases about safety issues.

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

18 March 2015

5 stars, but still room for improvement in vehicle safety

Ford fans waiting for the release of the newest Mondeo will be happy to note it, along with the Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX, have all been awarded a 5 star safety rating by the Australasian New Car As... Read more

5 March 2015

AA backs actions to reduce visiting driver crashes

The AA is welcoming the Government’s announcement today of a range of road safety improvements set to be rolled out in areas with high rates of crashes involving visiting drivers. “We have nearly 3 mi... Read more

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

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