Safety

Media releases about safety issues.

27 March 2018

Unintentional errors, not reckless behaviour, behind majority of serious injury crashes

Mistakes and unintentional errors are behind the majority of serious injury crashes in New Zealand, a new AA Research Foundation study has found.

28 February 2018

Range of vehicles hitting the market with top safety ratings

Four new European vehicles – including a ute, two SUVs and a car - are hitting the New Zealand market with 5 star safety ratings from the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP).

15 December 2017

Mixed bag of safety ratings for the Kia Stinger

New Zealand motorists are set to get the safest variants of the yet to be released Kia Stinger, which will hit the New Zealand market early next year.

1 December 2017

New Mitsubishi will land with 5 star safety

Mitsubishi’s newest addition to New Zealand’s SUV mix – the Eclipse Cross - will join the market early next year with a 5 star safety rating from the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP).

30 November 2017

New X3 offers extra safety features to Kiwi drivers

The newly released BMW X3 has hit the New Zealand market with a 5 star safety rating from the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), with a special focus on the safety of Kiwi drivers.

24 November 2017

AA welcomes 110km/h decision

24 November 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

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