Behind the stars – understanding vehicle safety
As anyone who frequents review websites will tell you, the more stars something has, the better it is. And if you’ve been looking for a car, you’ve probably come across the five-star ANCAP safety rating. So what does ANCAP do and what does it mean for a car to have five stars?
ANCAP provides Australian and New Zealand consumers with independent vehicle safety ratings. This includes advice and information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different vehicle models in the most common types of crashes, as well as their ability - through technology - to avoid a crash.
The more stars a car is awarded, the better the vehicle performed in ANCAP safety tests. To achieve the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating, a vehicle must meet the highest standards in all tests and feature advanced safety assist technologies.
Vehicle safety has come a long way over recent years and continues to improve each year. So, it stands to reason that a new five-star ANCAP safety rated car will offer better protection and technology than a car rated five stars five years ago.
P-plate drivers often buy older, second hand cars. Unfortunately, this means less experienced drivers, driving less safe cars. According to ANCAP, approximately 90 per cent of crashes involve some form of human error. And when you’re just starting out, it pays to have a little help. If you are involved in an accident, you want to be in one of the safest cars possible.
Our Safe Start car loans are helping P plate drivers aged 15-25 find and finance a safer first car. We could assist you to buy a safe car within your price range, and that you look for a vehicle which holds the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating. Minimum 10% deposit required.
Visit us at the MotoMe store to see how together with ANCAP, we hope to help P plate drivers get into five-star ANCAP rated car with a Safe Start car loan.
ANCAP is an independent vehicle safety advocate and does not endorse any financial products.
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