Monash University Accident Research Centre, in partnership with the NSW Centre for Road Safety, the NRMA and other members of the Vehicle Safety Research Group, analysed records from more than 8.3 million vehicles involved in road crashes and 2 million injured road users in Australia and New Zealand between 1987 and 2017 to produce safety ratings for used cars.
Choosing the right car can make all the difference in keeping your employees safe. Here are the commercial vans and utes that get a 5 star rating.
5 star utes
5 star vans
Download the full Used Car Safety Ratings Buyers Guide 2019-20.
How are safety ratings calculated?
The ratings are created by using records from over 8 million vehicles involved in police-reported road crashes. The vehicle’s size, weight, design and safety features are all taken into account. Driver behaviour, road environment, vehicle condition, gender and age also contribute to the data.
Vehicle safety features
Newer vehicles often have the most up to date safety technology, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find safe used vehicles. Keep an eye out for these safety features when you’re buying a used vehicle.
- Autonomous Emergency Braking, including Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection
- Anti-lock Brake System
- Blind Spot Warning
- Brake Assist
- Electronic Stability Control
- Front, side, curtain and knee airbags
- Lane departure warning and assist
- Seatbelts with pretension devices designed to work with airbags
- Traction Control
- Reversing sensors and/or cameras
Is your next vehicle safe?There are many factors to consider when buying a used vehicle, including age, wear and tear, and previous incidents. So if you’re in the market to purchase a used vehicle, it’s a great idea to book a mobile vehicle inspection with us.
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