Centre for Road Safety

Protection is important

Make sure you drive the safest  car possible. Safe cars offer better protection, especially for older drivers and passengers, who are more susceptible to injury in a crash.

To keep you and your passengers safe, your vehicle needs safety features that help prevent crashes occurring, and provide the best protection in a crash.

The best safety features to help prevent crashes are electronic  stability control and autonomous emergency braking. If you’re in a crash, airbags should provide front and side head protection, while seatbelts that tighten automatically when a crash is about to happen can help you avoid serious injury.

New cars

If you’re buying a new car, check vehicle safety ratings on the Australasian New Car Assessment Program website. The safest vehicles are awarded five stars.

Used cars

To help you choose the safest used vehicles, visit the How Safe Is Your Car website. The safest vehicles are awarded five stars.