Howsafeisyourcar.com.au provides free, independent safety information on new and used cars based on laboratory crash testing and real world crash data. It is designed and maintained by the Transport Accident Commission and is part of the Safe Vehicles pillar of Towards Zero – Victoria’s approach to road safety with a long term goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

Buying safe cars helps us get to our goal of zero. If every vehicle could be upgraded to the safest in its class, serious trauma would be reduced by a third.

Safety Ratings Data

Vehicle safety ratings are sourced from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and Used Car Safety Ratings (UCSR), which are supported by automobile clubs as well as Australian and New Zealand governments and transport authorities.

HowSafeisYourCar.com.au acknowledges the assistance of:

Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)
Australian Automobile Association
Transport for NSW
NZ Transport Agency (New Zealand)
RAC Tasmania
Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland)
New Zealand Automobile Association Inc
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (South Australia)
RAA (South Australia)
Road Safety Commission (WA)
Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
State Insurance Regulatory Authority (NSW)
Automobile Association of the Northern Territory
Insurance Australia Group (IAG) 

Safety Feature Information 

Car safety feature information provided on this web site is supplied by Automotive Data Services Pty Ltd (RedBook).

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Recent News

Five Star Safety Rating For Many Used Cars Without Breaking The Bank

Used cars can offer great value, particularly for those on low budgets who can’t afford showroom expenses. But not all used cars are principally safe – in fact, a driver in the worst rated vehicle in this year’s Used Car Safety Ratings is ten times more likely to be killed or seriously injured than a driver in a vehicle in the safest category.

The 2016 Used Car Safety Ratings are a resource to help motorists buy a safe, second-hand car

How well will your car protect you from death and serious injury?