Safety ratings vital

When deciding on your next vehicle, do you take safety ratings into account?

The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) reminds motorists looking to buy a car to choose the highest star rating you can afford and a vehicle with features that offers the greatest protection in the event of a crash.

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) ensures there is a ratings system which helps you to make safer vehicle choices. 

ANCAP provides independent vehicle safety information through the publication of ANCAP safety ratings.  ANCAP safety ratings take into account the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by new cars through the conduct of physical crash tests and the assessment of collision avoidance technologies.

In each of the physical tests, dummies are used to scientifically measure the various forces on occupants in the crash.

The data gathered is then assessed in conjunction with a physical assessment of the vehicle, and a score determined for each test.

In addition, vehicles must be fitted with certain safety features and safety assist technologies. These requirements are then assessed alongside the physical crash test scores with an overall score translated into an ANCAP safety rating of between 1 to 5 stars.

The more stars, the better the vehicle performed in ANCAP tests. To achieve the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating, a vehicle must achieve the highest standards in all tests and feature advanced safety assist technologies.

More information

To search individual crash test results for more than 515 vehicles, learn more about safety features and technologies, and explore interactive features, visit ancap.com.au

See tips for buying a new or used car http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/safe-driving-tips/safer-vehicles/buying-a-safe-car on the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.

 

Competition

2017 SANFL Community Football Competition

Competition

2017 SANFL Community Football Competition

Through its partnership with the South Australian Community Football League (SACFL) MAC has supplied each SACFL club an allocation of MAC branded ticket books, which are to be used for SACFL club fundraising raffles during the 2017 season.
 
These tickets each contain a unique entry code, allowing ticket buyers to enter the second chance draw.
 
At the end of the 2017 season one person will win $500 cash and the SACFL club the ticket was purchased from will win $3000 in sporting equipment.
 
CLICK HERE TO ENTER 
 
Each ticket contains a different code. One entry per ticket.
 
Entries will remain in the system until the competition closes on 31st August 2017. The winner and winning club will be drawn on the 8th September 2017 and notified by telephone. The winners will also be announced on MAC’s Facebook page and website. See terms & conditions for further information.