Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety

    Safe cars for every budget

    4/09/2019 8:00 AM
     
    • Latest edition of Used Car Safety Ratings Guide now available
    • Guide partly funded through Road Trauma Trust Account
    • Provides safety ratings for used cars based on the performance data of more than eight million vehicles involved in police reported crashes in Australia and New Zealand
    • The latest edition of the Used Car Safety Ratings Guide has been released today, providing Western Australians with reliable and evidence-based information on the safety of used cars.

    The 2019-20 Used Car Safety Ratings Guide, which has been partly funded by the Road Trauma Trust Account, is an important and respected tool to assist second-hand vehicle buyers make the safest choices.

     

    The guide provides Western Australians with safety ratings based on the performance data of vehicles involved in more than eight million police reported crashes in Australia and New Zealand.

     

    Safety ratings between 1 and 5 stars have been assigned to 300 makes and models, with Safe Picks status given to the best performing vehicles across all vehicle categories.

     

    The Used Car Safety Ratings Guide is developed by the Vehicle Research Safety Group through the Monash University Accident Research Centre, with support from the Road Safety Commission.

     

    The 2019-20 Used Car Safety Ratings Guide is available for download at https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/

     

    Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts:

     

    "The McGowan Government is determined to keep our roads safe.

     

    "Buying safer cars should not just be for those who can afford the latest models.

     

    "Many of these vehicles are available for less than $10,000, and that means that there are safe vehicles available for every budget."

     

    Comments attributed to Acting Road Safety Commissioner Simon Grieve:

     

    "The Road Safety Commission has worked closely with the Vehicle Safety Research Group to develop this year's Used Car Safety Ratings Guide for consumers.

     

    "This is a valuable tool for anyone looking to purchase a second-hand car, regardless of their budget."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6900