06/06/2018 - #SaferCarsforAfrica : Safer cars a better choice for new buyers

Last year, it was launched #SaferCarsforAfrica, the first independent crash test assessment carried out by Global NCAP and the AA. The main analysis focus was on the crashworthiness of new vehicles.

The analysis conducted  last year  was based on the test assessments of five South African popular compact and small cars. Thus, the crashworthiness results of the five cars tested showed a wide range of safety performance, from four to zero stars for adult protection, with the lowest ratings resulting in a high probability of life-threatening injury in a road crash.

In this field, a recent survey indicates that almost 75% of prospective new car owners ground their purchase decision by whether a car has been crash-tested and safety rated. Furthermore, 83% of interviewed people say that having a safety rating on every vehicle sold in the country will help them decide on which vehicle to purchase.

Source: www.aa.co.za