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.

Advanced vehicle technologies can have a significant effect on your survivability in a crash. For more information on autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and other safety advances, visit the Towards Zero website.

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.