What you need to know about new car safety features

Safety features should be high on your list of requirements when shopping for a car.

It is important that any vehicle you choose offers you maximum protection from injury in a crash. It should also offer protection to other road users. Safety features you should look for at a minimum include:

  • A full set of airbags
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Traction and stability control.

New car safety ratings

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) involves crash testing new vehicles to compare the level of protection provided in front and side collisions. ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs and transport authorities.

Things to note

The information in this article has been prepared for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice or specific advice to any particular person. Any advice contained in the document is general advice, not intended as legal advice or professional advice and does not take into account any person’s particular circumstances. Before acting on anything based on this advice you should consider its appropriateness to you, having regard to your objectives and needs.