- Used Car Safety Ratings Guide 2020-21 now available
- Real world crash data analysed to rate safety of vehicles
- UCSR Safer Picks available under $10,000
Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts is encouraging those in the market for a vehicle to consider safety first, with the release of the latest Used Car Safety Ratings Guide.
The annual guide provides the latest star rating information for a range of used vehicles, determined through a statistical analysis of real-world crash data undertaken by the Monash University Accident Research Centre, on behalf of members of the Vehicle Safety Research Group including the Road Safety Commission.
The research evaluates data from more than eight million vehicles involved in police-reported crashes across Australia and New Zealand, with ratings between one-star to five-stars assigned, identifying the makes and models that provide better protection for drivers based on a vehicle's size, weight, design and safety features.
A full list of Used Car Safety Ratings as evaluated in 2020 can be found on the Road Safety Commission website.
Comments attributed to Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts:
"This ratings guide is a really important tool for those who cannot afford a new car or the latest technology.
"It gives people information, so that they can make informed choices about their own safety on the roads.
"For most young people, their first car is not going to be a new one.
"So it's important to know there are many affordable options in the used car market that offer excellent protection for motorists and other road users in the event of a crash.
"I encourage anyone in the market for a vehicle to consider safety first and consult the information available in the Used Car Safety Ratings Guide before making their purchase."
Minister's office - 6552 6900