7 May 2014
The Stars on Cars campaign has given car-buyers the ability to make an informed decision about the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety rating of the car they want to buy.
In 2010, 40% of new cars sold in South Australia had a five star rating. At the end of March, 2014, this figure had jumped to 71% - ahead of the national average.
ANCAP uses a range of internationally recognised crash tests and safety assessments undertaken by independent specialist laboratories to determine the relative safety of a vehicle.
ANCAP safety ratings are published using a star rating system of between one to five stars with higher scores and greater safety features awarded more stars.
DPTI, ANCAP, Motor Accident Commission and new vehicle dealerships worked together on the program, which now covers all 156 new car dealers in South Australia.
Dealerships were educated about the importance of promoting a five star rating to their customers and the importance of having safer cars on our roads. The award acknowledged this campaign us apart from other states and territories in Australia.
Each year the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards recognise the most outstanding international road safety initiatives.
Representatives from DPTI were presented with a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent at an International Road Safety Award forum in Melbourne in early May.
For further information on the Stars on Cars program please visit the program website.
Photo: Julie Holmes (ED Road Safety, Registration and Licensing) , HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Matthew Leyson (Manager, Safer Vehicles and Technologies)
Friends and family members who are worried about someone’s fitness to drive can now access an online resource to support them with advice on what to do.
Motorists are advised that a new red light and speed camera will be activated at the Globe Derby Drive/Port Wakefield Road intersection, Globe Derby Park, on Wednesday, 8 January.
Works to improve ride quality will be undertaken on McIntyre Road between The Golden Way and Wright Road, commencing each night from 7pm, Tuesday, 18 February to 6am, Friday, 6 March, weather permitting.
The South Australian Government is delivering $7.39 million worth of essential resurfacing works to five sections of the South Eastern Freeway between Mount Barker and Callington, with night works beginning this week.